No need to install air-con to beat the heat, just step inside a cinema
and watch classic Catherine Deneuve sing, not speak, all her lines in The
Umbrellas of Cherbourg while sipping on chilled chardonnay.
The 1964 musical is one of the 23 music-minded films the Vancity Theatre
(now 19 and older only thanks to a new permanent liquor license) is
screening in its month-long Summer
of Sound series starting Friday. Our picks on the program can be
categorized from A to D:
A for Almost Famous and Across the Universe.
B for a bit of Bowie, both real life (Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders
from Mars) and inspired-by (Velvet Goldmine).
C for Canadian icons captured on celluloid32 Short Films about Glenn
Gould, Leonard Cohen: Im Your Man, Neil Young: Heart
D for that doc called Woodstock.
Thats eight flickswith drinksto keep you cool. But if youre real roadie
material, theres an all-access pass that gets you in to all 23 films for
just $50. Rock on.
Summer of Sound: Music on Film runs July 24-August 18, 2009 at the
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St., Vancouver, 604-683-3456, www.vifc.org