Video: Art in the City 2014

Projection Project: Art in the City from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. Photographer Silmara Albi presents a collection of the Projection Project's body of photographic work at Art in the City, an annual event held in Vancouver BC's West End (May 2014). www.projectionproject.com www.silmaraalbi.com

Video: Patricia Theatre

Gathering together to experience stories in the dark with both friends and strangers seems to feed some deep human need – a need not quite met at home, not matter how vast your DVD collection or Netflix’s selection. There just may also be a deep human need for the...

The Imagery & Lexis of Film

Street Signage
The digital revolution in movie exhibition is complete. After years of hints and warnings, the major Hollywood studios are no longer striking prints of their latest releases. Instead, most new movies are being distributed to cinemas on hard drives, which are read and played by sleek, expensive DCP (Digital...

Smartphone Road Trip

Gem Theatre, Grand Forks, BC
At the end of February, we took a road trip through British Columbia’s spectacular Okanagan Valley and Kootenay regions. While Nelson’s Civic Theatre was a destination (we had an interview lined up there), we were primarily working on a couple of other photography projects not related to the Projection...

The Clova Cinema’s Final Reel

Clova Cinema
The Clova Cinema is the latest in a long line of Lower Mainland movie theatres forced to shut its doors after entertaining locals for decades. A jewel of Surrey’s charming Cloverdale Main Street since in 1947, the Clova has been featured in several television shows and movies over the...

Video: Why We Go to the Cinema – part 2

Why We Go to the Cinema Part 2 from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. In his autobiography Life Itself (Grand Central Publishing, 2011), the late film critic Roger Ebert both praises and condemns home video and online movie streaming. On one hand, these technologies have made a massive back catalogue...

Video: Clova Cinema

Clova Cinema from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. In October 2013, Megan and Clarissa of the Clova Cinema in Cloverdale, British Columbia, told us what it's like working at one of the last movie theatres in North America to exclusively screen 35 mm film.

Video: Saving the Hollywood

Saving the Hollywood from Alastair Sutherland on Vimeo. Single-screen neighbourhood movie theatres have entered their twilight in Canada. Vintage cinemas from the silver screen's Golden Age are simply too vast to attract today's dwindling movie audiences in the numbers required to make them viable as businesses. As a result,...

Video: Save the Hollywood

Save the Hollywood Theatre from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. Vancouver's classic 1935 cinema, West Broadway's Hollywood Theatre, is threatened with imminent demolition. This threat has lead to the formation of a group of concerned residents dedicated to saving this important cultural & historical site. In this brief overview from...

Video: Why we go to the Cinema

Why We Go to the Cinema Part 1 from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. Four British Columbian movie theatre owners and operators discuss some of the changes they've noticed in the movie-going industry over the years. They also consider why, despite all these changes, we still like going to the...