Fast facts about the fest

Some info to help you to make the most of the five-day St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. • Runs October 16 – October 20 • Features 80 films from 16 countries including Canada, USA, New Zealand, UK, Belgium, Sweden Spain, Norway, Austrailia, The Netherlands,…

The short answer

Every year the Women’s Film Festival offers audiences a spectacular variety of films, and it’s not always easy to pick the ones you want to see. When offered the chance to preview a selection before the Festival, Jordan Canning was faced with the same problem:…

The humour and the tragedy

St. John’s-based screenwriter and actor Sherry White calls her hard-to-categorize short film Diamonds in a Bucket her first ‘real’ experience directing a film. High production quality, excellent acting, and White’s careful guiding hand help make this film the strange, satisfying experience it is.Elling Lien had…

Storefront

Emilie Bourque goes for the good stuff. SHROOM FOR ONE MORE Portobello’s on Water Street—in the old Oscar’s location—is now open for business after a long stint of renos. Co-owner Dave D’Angelo explains their menu is international in theme, includes lunch and dinner, features plenty…

Ron Sexsmith

Elling Lien chats with songwriter’s songwriter Ron Sexsmith. I have to tell you the truth: I’m a Ron Sexsmith virgin. (laugh) I just started listening to Time Being just a couple days and really enjoyed it. Thanks. That’s like number ten or something. (laugh) Well,…

The best possible light

Last here to play at the ECMA’s in February 2004, Jill Barber is set to come back to play a gig at the Holy Heart Auditorium with a fellow critically-acclaimed songwriter, Ron Sexsmith. She’s come a long way since then, having picked up the FACTOR…

Dough playa

Andreae Prozesky rolls in the dough. Anyone who has ever tried to organise a half-dozen pre-school-aged children into any kind of structured activity knows that it’s practically impossible. As my mother would say, it’s like nailing Jell-O to a wall. Or like stuffing a squid…

Paper Covers Rock

Anshuman Iddamsetty blows all of his time on Halo 3. Flatliners bum everyone out… Cripes, The Flatliners are crushing more hearts than at junior prom! From a thread on the 709 Locals forum came word recently that the Ontario ska punks have cancelled both of…

Retro-apathy

Elling Lien spoils your ballot and your appetite. PRETENDING MY VOTE COUNTS I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little bit of a voter’s hangover. And it’s not because of the six tequila shooters I chased my ballot down with on Tuesday. Well,…

Trish Whetstone

Occupation: theatre/film technician; currently technical coordinator of The Women’s Film Festival Age: 22 Home town: North Vancouver, BC Musical preferences: jazz, alternative, “pretty much anything people throw at me I enjoy.” Zodiac sign: Virgo Words of wisdom: “It’s only temporary.”

Wintersleep — “Archaeologist”

Track: Wintersleep — “Archaeologist” (Visit their Myspace page to listen) From Welcome To The Night Sky (2007) Nova Scotia www.wintersleep.com Paul Warford: I’ve been a Wintersleep fan since they were troubadouring around Halifax. They’re an East Coast band that deserves it, know what I mean?…

Stirling Press Mural

Logy Bay Rd The offices of Stirling Press on Logy Bay Road proudly display the preoccupations of local media baron Geoff Stirling (of NTV and OZFM fame), in a mural on the building’s south side. It depicts a psychedelic scene of comic book heroes and…

Supergod! — “Heidi vs. Wayne”

Track: Supergod! — “Heidi vs. Wayne” From The Party Controls the Gun—Volume: Lazerbeam (2007) Newfoundland www.myspace.com/supergodsupergod Paul Warford: Sorry. I was waiting for the point, and I never heard one. I can’t do music without a point. Maybe you can. For me it was a…

Film fest-ology

Bryhanna Greenough on what happens when you send your movie to market. You’ve done it. You’ve put together a movie. Your friends and family are still giving you the fish eye because of all the favours you’ve been asking of them. “Do you have an…