VIFF Podcast

VIFF Podcast

Bringing you exclusive in-depth conversations with industry-leading filmmakers, creators and cultural luminaries, recorded live at The Vancouver International Film Festival. ~ About VIFF ~ Since 1982, the Vancouver International Film Festival has been a catalyst for communities to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of screen-based storytelling. VIFF expands the frame beyond screenings, offering audiences an in-depth series of talks, masterclasses, and live events at the Festival each Fall and as part of our year-round film program at the VIFF Centre. Head to viff.org to see what's currently screening and subscribe to VIFF news to be the first to know when the 2020 Festival program is announced.... Show More

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July 15, 2020 50 min

In this episode, we present a conversation with Oscar and multiple Emmy award-winning director, Alex Gibney, whose critically acclaimed credits include Taxi to the Dark Side and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

Alex Gibney was hailed as “the most important documentarian of our time” by Esquire Magazine and has a signature cinematic style that lends itself to penetrating, gripping, and deeply insightful documentarie...

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In this episode, we present a conversation with Cliff Martinez, film composer and regular collaborator of Steven Soderbergh and Nicolas Winding Refn. 

Cliff Martinez is widely known for his idiosyncratic and iconic scores for Drive, Traffic, Spring Breakers, and The Knick. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Martinez joined critic AA Dowd on the VIFF AMP stage to chart ...

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In this episode, we present a conversation with one of the creative forces behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Rob McElhenney, who joined us at the Festival to discuss how, 15 years on, a show about a ragtag gang of narcissistic deadbeats continues to push the boundaries of what makes us laugh.

Chatting with writer Tim Goodman, Rob speaks about his unlikely path to success, punching up instead of down, and how he hasn'...

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In this episode, we present a conversation with Oscar-nominated costume designer, Arianne Phillips who speaks about the ‘twist of fate’ that led her to Quentin Tarantino’s 'Once Upon A Time In...Hollywood', how Sharon Tate's family helped shape Margot Robbie's onscreen look and which items best identified Rick (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Cliff (Brad Pitt).

Known for her cutting-edge designs, and for being Madonna’s styli...

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May 19, 2020 54 min

In this episode, we present a conversation with RZA, hip-hop producer, director and leader of legendary group, The Wu-Tang Clan.

Born Robert Diggs, RZA was inspired by kung fu classics at a young age, and he and his fellow Clan members would later incorporate them into their iconic debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang, and since then RZA has, while remaining loyal to hip-hop, moved into the film world. After scoring a number of films, he ...

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May 6, 2020 27 min

In this episode, we present a conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall who reflects on seeing her life's journey to becoming one of the world’s most prominent conservationists chronicled through archival footage in Brett Morgen's 2017 documentary, Jane.

In 1960, at the age of 26 and with little academic training, Jane Goodall set off into the Gombe Stream National Park forests to study the relatively unexamined life of the chimpan...

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In this episode, we present a conversation with the Co-Creator of the Golden Globe-winning cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dan Goor, who talks about meeting fellow show creator and longtime collaborator Mike Schur, attending clown school over becoming a doctor and not shying away from tackling topical subject matter such as gun control, sexism, and racial profiling.
 
Goor got his start writing for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for...

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April 8, 2020 50 min

For our first episode, we present a conversation with Oscar-winning director, activist and political pundit Michael Moore, who shares his thoughts on Canada, Justin Trudeau and how the themes in his first documentary Roger & Me still resonate 30 years on.

In 1989, Moore burst onto the American film scene with Roger & Me, which chronicled the efforts of General Motors to turn his home of Flint, Michigan into a ghost town. Wh...

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March 26, 2020 1 min

The VIFF Podcast brings you exclusive in-depth conversations with industry-leading filmmakers, creators and cultural luminaries recorded live at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Listen as Michael Moore, Jane Goodall, Rob McElhenney and RZA (just to name a few) share expertise on their craft, providing candour and insights into their creative process.

New episodes will be released bi-weekly in the lead up to this year’s Fes...

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