There are plenty of summer blockbuster screenings but there’s another series of free outdoor films that deserves the attention of cinema buffs. The CineFEST Live : Pioneers In Cinema film series is a collaboration with Vancouver Biennale, screening every Monday, from July 30th to September 3rd at Leg In Boot Square.
Presented alongside the recently unveiled Biennale industry inspired installation, Acoustic Anvil: A Small Weight to Forge the Sea by Artist: Maskull Lasserre, these films highlight film pioneers from the industrial age, 1920 to 1940. Screenings are a mix of golden age films like John Ford’s Stagecoach starring John Wayne, or Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, and contemporary documentaries which help to explain how the pioneers influenced the current film landscape.
Two of the screenings, August 13 and August 27, are in conjunction with the Vancouver Asian Film Festival; which will also host its own outdoor screening, of celebrated director Mina Shum’s Meditation Park, at Dr Sun Yat-Sen Plaza on Saturday September 1st.
The films in the CineFEST Live: Pioneers In Cinema film series include:
Monday, July 30, 2018:
Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber (2017), 6min
The Women Who Run Hollywood (2015), 53min
Monday, August 6, 2018:
Stagecoach (1939), 96min
Monday, August 13, 2018:
Finding Kukan (2016), 76min
Monday, August 20, 2018:
Lotte That Silhouette Girl (2018), 10min
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), 66min
Monday, August 27, 2018:
Tyrus (2017), 79min
Monday, September 3, 2018:
Modern Times (1936), 87min
All outdoor film screenings are free of admission and start at 8:30pm (dusk), at Leg In Boot Square along the Seawall along from Granville Island, near Olympic Village Station.