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Heather Austin

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Columnist Heather Austin writes on behalf of the Yukon Film Society


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2015-02-05 Photo: Courtesy Sugar Shack/Hogg Wild Productions

Move over Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts, the Canadian filmmaking world would like to thank you for solidifying conventions for the romantic comedy genre, so Two 4 One can break those conventions into a million pieces. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-02-01

Now in its 15th year, the Available Light Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3 with a musical performance by John K. Samson and the Winter Wheat. The festival features over 40 events: film, media art, live performances and artist talks... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Women Make Movies

In the 2016 film Captain Fantastic, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings, A History of Violence), is a father with meticulous survivalist and socialist ideals. He lives live an isolated off-the-grid life in the forests of the Pacific... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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

The systems of the Earth are inextricably interwoven – be they environmental, social, or economic. Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, and No Logo, believes that the capitalist model of economics is at... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

A brilliantly layered and sensitive look at the contrasting stages of life, the 2014 film The Clouds of Sils Maria stars Juliette Binoche as Maria Enders, an accomplished stage actress who becomes painfully aware of the relationships between... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

Rich Hill, playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on Sunday, is a poignant observational snapshot of three boys on separate, but similar, journeys through the early days of youth, as spent in America’s povertystricken heartland. Poverty is crushing. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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2015-02-05 Photo: Courtesy Sugar Shack/Hogg Wild Productions

Move over Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts, the Canadian filmmaking world would like to thank you for solidifying conventions for the romantic comedy genre, so Two 4 One can break those conventions into a million pieces. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Cast No Shadows is set against a backdrop of musty kitchens and slippery rock PHOTO: courtesy YFS

Joel Thomas Hynes’s blackly tinted, yet poignantly observant perspective, brings you his best film yet. Cast No Shadow, playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on February 10, is a beautifully filmed narrative about the most terrifying demon of all: the one more

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Film: Boyhood

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The Yukon Film Society is very excited to present a film that is currently at the top of many “Best Films of 2014” lists, as well as the award season buzz (5 Golden Globe nominations): Boyhood, by Austin-based filmmaker Richard Linklater, plays on more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s Studio Ghibli, has declared that The Wind Rises, playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on December 28, will be his last film. It is a truly beautiful piece of animation, complete with painterly landscapes and a remarkably textur more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Tracks, playing November 23 at the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC), is based on the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who resolved to take a two thousand mile walk across the Australian desert to the Indian Ocean, more

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

New Waterford Girl, playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on October 24, is a film about juggling tradition and modernity. Living in a small and extremely tight-knit community, being normal is the only way to have any privacy; anything out-of-the-ordinary more

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

Being Caribou kicks off Yukon Film Society’s (YFS) Kitchen Party on October 24 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The Kitchen Party is a month-long celebration of Canadian cinema and media art for YFS’s 30th anniversary. The film exemplifies the struggle more

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Project Grizzly is a Canadian demonstration of the desire to be indestructible, playing September 26 at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse. more

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

The Yukon Film Society and Yukon Arts Centre present the return of the Available Light Cinema series on Sunday, September 21 with two films of the scientific variety. The science fiction film screening at 9:00 p.m. is Jonathan Glazer’s chilling more

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV