First it was VIFF, then it was Projecting Change, and now Vancouver does it yet again with DOXA, an independent film festival stocked full of interesting, topical and timely documentaries.
DOXA runs May 22 – 31, 2009 at various venues, check online for a full list of films and show times.
A number of films caught my eye, but the must-see is The Garden, the story of inner city LA citizens who came together, became farmers, and in so doing, built a community. (Friday, May 29th, 9:00 p.m.)
Which of course is then threatened by greed and political corruption. Hmmm, why does this theme keep coming up? If this were a regular Hollywood film, we’d all be saying, “Come on, get an original plot, wouldya?!” Sadly, it’s a documentary. Here we go again…
Note: The DOXA online purchase option tacks on $2.50/tix which I think is a rip-off. Here’s the list of where you can buy them in person:
Bibliophile Bookshop, 2010 Commercial Drive – CASH ONLY
Videomatica, 1855 West 4th Avenue – CASH ONLY
Biz Books, 302 West Cordova Street