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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy Yukon Film Society

From chic, clean condos, to drafty old Chevy vans, the 2017 documentary film Vancouver: No Fixed Address brings you the residential experiences of, in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald “the inexhaustible variety of life” in Canada’s most expensive... Read more

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Cinema Guild

“For the first – I don’t know how many hundred thousand – years of human life, (when we were out on the Savanna learning about the forest) silence was essential to our survival. So, silence is our natural milieu, and the farther we get away from... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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