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
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. When the groundbreaking film screened at VIFF that year, it immediately captured the attention of programmers and audiences alike, who awarded it the Festival’s 'Most Popular Film' title.

Flashforward to 2019 and Moore returns to VIFF, joining us for a special 30th-anniversary screening of Roger & Me, followed by a Q&A with Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio 1's The Early Edition.

Recorded:
October 5, 2019.

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This podcast is brought to you by the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Presented on the traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.


VIFF is currently running an online cinema, showcasing a program of compelling films for you to stream from the comfort of your home. Half of your on-demand screening fee will come back to VIFF to help us weather these unprecedented times. View what's streaming over on viff.org 

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