This weekend marks the beginning of a month-long marathon of drinking, binge eating and social-schmoozing among the corporate set. Phrases like “that dress will easily translate from day to night” and “liquid lunch anyone?” are commonly uttered in between cubicle walls while the social committee awkwardly invades people’s work space with garish décor.
When I sat down to begin writing my first feature-length screenplay earlier this year, I had no idea how all-encompassing this project would be. To say I have a new found respect for screenwriters would be the understatement of the year.
Foncie Pulice, a second generation Italian-Canadian, owned a photo finishing shop on the corner of Granville and Robson from the mid 1930s until he retired in 1979. Foncie’s Photos would begin as way to support his family, but would lead to capturing the stories of Vancouverites spanning four decades.
It’s the weekend before Hallow’s Eve, so naturally all the night crawlers and make believers will be engaging in some festive rituals over the next few days. There’s something so irresistible about pretending to be someone else for a night.
Although I’m in the midst of planning my next adventure, I found myself telling a friend recently that I was tired of travel and intended to slow down. Was it the prosecco speaking, or did I really mean it? Could the travel bug I’ve been infected by so deeply for so long finally be exiting my system?
Mingle among Vancouver’s most affluent urbanites at HALLOWEEN SOCIAL @ The Burrard Hotel, presented by Xsocial Series. Touted as the most spectacular Halloween event this year, guests will enjoy an interactive experience as The Burrard hotel transforms into a 4-level party.
Five years after the tragic death of her husband Garrett (Ed Harris), Nikki (Annette Bening) struggles to move on until coming face-to face with her late husband’s look-a-like Tom, also played by Harris.
Emotions run deep in the latest drama by Academy award-winning Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi in this passionate tale of love, lament and devotion. Set amidst a moody Paris, Marie (Bérénice Bejo) is a single mom of two who’s about to finalize the demise of her second marriage to Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), who has returned from Tehran to sign their divorce papers and say goodbye.
Some love stories arise out of the most unusual and unexpected circumstances. Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is a stay-at-home mom who is trying to win the affections of her distant husband by preparing superb lunches for him each day. When she realizes her husband’s lunch is being delivered to – and devoured by – the wrong person, she slips a note into one of the food containers.
When I got married — a year ago today — I wasn’t at all interested in anything traditional. Cake cutting, bouquet tossing and other common rituals were omitted from our matrimonial itinerary. I was close to cutting out speeches too, having suffered through so many awkward, ill prepared toasts over the years…