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Andrew Seymour

Andrew Gilbutowicz

"Yukon Flickers" columnist Andrew Seymour is a professional Oyster Shucker and Communications Coordinator at the Yukon Film Society.


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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Naomi Mark

Community in the Yukon is small. For filmmakers, it’s even smaller. That sometimes causes competition between people in the territory who try to make it in the industry. But, filmmakers can’t be islands. That’s what filmmaker Naomi Mark thinks... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: IMDB.com

Straddling comedy, horror and drama genres, Anders Thomas Jensen’s 2015 film Men & Chicken is on the brink of insanity. It is certain to be any dark comedy director’s dark comedy; Jensen has crafted a unique blend of laconic humour, deadpan wit... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: IMDb.com

Somewhere between Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and the writings of Colombian philosopher Santiago Castro-Gómez lies Ciro Guerra’s film Embrace of the Serpent. Shot in stunning 35mm black and white film in the Amazon, Embrace of the Serpent... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Daniel Cross

Director Daniel Cross visits the southern United States with his latest documentary I am The Blues (2016), highlighting living blues legends in the heart of American music origins. As it became more ingrained into the South’s economy during the... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

This year the Yukon Film Society (YFS) returns to the Adäka Cultural Festival with more First Nations programming. The collaboration between Adäka and YFS allows all the screenings to be free. Screenings run July 3 and 4 at the Kwanlin Dün... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of YFS

The Living Building Challenge is an international sustainable building certificate program to foster the conscious development and design of eco-friendly architecture. It was launched 10 years ago, and pillars of performance include, site, water... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

In 1996 American record producer Ry Cooder and Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González gathered a group of Cuban musicians to record what would be become one of the most successful world music albums of all time: The Buena Vista Social Club... more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: Courtesy of YFS.

The intensely charged film Room was the Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Feature at this year’s Available Light Film Festival. If you missed it in February, The Yukon Film Society is bringing it back to the screen March 20th. more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of YFS

The Available Light Film Festival running Feb. 6–14 there will be showing films during the daytime, right in the middle of your lunch hour. So pack a sandwich or a smoothie and head over to either the Yukon Arts Centre or the Kwanlin Dün Cultural... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Yukon Film Society

For years Canadian cinema was referred to as invisible cinema for its lack of global impact and struggle to compete with Hollywood’s massive export of blockbuster films. Each year film festivals around Canada aim to disprove this notion and push... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO:Courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

This year’s Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) features a series of films draw audiences’ attention to the experiences of life in the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. The North on Screen series comprises a third of the Yukon Film Society... more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The film Les Enfants du Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945) has been called the greatest film ever made since its release. The film’s resurrection of the vaudevillian Paris theatre of the 1820s and 1830s is the most lavish realization of France during... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: IMDb.com

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Upon its release in 1965 it was met with scowling reviews of its simplistic and campy style. Distinguished and feared McCall’s Magazine film critic Pauline Kael upon its... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

Montreal filmmaker Maxime Grioux’s 2014 film, called Félix et Meria, is a forbidden love story – and it has been earning wide acclaim. It has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category, and it has already won... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

In the 1870s and ‘80s English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was feverishly photographing animals, people in the nude, and people with physical deformities. He is famous for successfully producing a stop-motion sequence of still photographs... more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

Wayne Gretzky once stated that Viacheslav Fetisov was the greatest defenseman he had ever played against. Fetisov (nicknamed Slava) was known to be the “Bobby Orr of Russia.” Winner of three Winter Olympics (2 Gold, 1 Silver), seven World... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: courtesy of Max Fraser

In 1943 Operation Husky was put into motion. Canadian Soldiers travelled deep into the Sicilian countryside to fight against the Nazi presence that had been established there. More than 500 Canadian Soldiers lost their lives during the campaign in... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-10-15 Photo: Courtesy of Yukon Film Society

The year was 1971. Three Dog Nights’ “Joy to the World” became RPM’s top chart hit alongside The Stampeders’ “Sweet City Woman”. Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister and James Smith was Commissioner of the Yukon. Smith was instrumental in creating... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Film Society

Argentinean director Damián Szifron’s 2015 Best Foreign Language Academy Award Nominee Wild Tales is a completely jarring and poetic collection of old wives’ tales and urban legends about vengeance and vulnerability. Its characters plan revenge on... more

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

Between September 25th and 27th the Whitehorse arts and cultural community will present a diverse array of activities to celebrate Culture Days. Launched in 2009, Culture Days is an annual call out to arts and culture organizations across Canada... more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-09-10 Photo: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

Since being presented the Palme D’Or and Best Director credits at the Cannes Film Festival for Paris, Texas (1984) and Wings of Desire (1987) respectively, German filmmaker Wim Wenders continues to be intrigued by the human condition has ceased to... more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film