We’ll be playing at the 2012 Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City October 19 & 20 at the Tribeca Cinemas. There will be 2 screenings, Q&A’s and after parties. The CoMo team will be in attendance and we couldn’t be more delighted. Also thrilled to be sharing the screen with the premiere of Design Is One a film about one of our design heroes Massimo Vignelli.
As soon as we touched down in Venice we bumped into CoMo subject and pal Trevor Boddy jumping onto the vaporetto. We knew we were in for some fun. The film premiered Monday night followed by a poetic Q&A which lead to further conversations throughout the week, what a trip. Imagine Expo 86 but all in the name of architecture and design. Trevor had us on every guest list and we met so many inspiring people between Peggy Guggenheim’s, side street cafes and Prosecco bars. It was incredible to be at a large scale public event filled with design heads and architecture fans. Words really cannot do our 5 days in Venice justice so here are some photos. What a privilege.
Coast Modern makes it’s European Premiere at the Venice Biennale Monday August 30th presented in conjunction with Design On Screen. Both directors Gavin Froome and Mike Bernard have been invited and will be attending the screening and Q&A. We’ll be Tweeting throughout our time in Italy and will share more exciting news as we move forward. Salve Italia!
Our film will be screening in three cities in Ontario between August 25th and September 17th. Super chuffed to have this kind of support from this part of Canada. Multiple dates in Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo to be exact. Tell all your friends in Ontario to help us get the word out on Twitter & Facebook etc. There should be an article coming up in Azure Magazine out of Toronto so keep an eye out for that too. Looks like we are truly welcome in Ontario.
4 shows added August 31 – Sept 3 starting tonight at 7:30 PM. Check the Cimema du Parc for details.
We’ll be screening four shows at Cinéma du Parc in Montreal this month and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Montreal has contributed so much in the fields of Canadian art, architecture and design and we are humbled to be screening there. When we first started shooting Coast Modern, we met Abe Rogatnick in Vancouver who had the most incredible art collection we had ever seen. One piece stood out to us and it was an original from Montreal artist Claude Tousignant. This little thread seems to connect our film with Montreal in a way that is hard to describe. Vancouver’s Arthur Erickson studied architecture at McGill in Montreal as well. All the artists and architects of that period were really trying to make the world beautiful. We look forward to sharing our film with the people of Montréal.
Excited to have a theatrical poster for our little film. This photo was taken at the Staples House in West Vancouver featuring Darci who appears in the film as one of our Unhappy Hipsters. We plan to do a series of theatrical posters and this one will be for the Toronto and Vancouver redux happening in August. We may reserve some for sale in our web shop so stay tuned to our Twitter feed for the latest. When you get a theatrical poster you are unofficially given license to use that classic film poster typography which makes things feel really official. We’ll soon be sharing exciting news about new cities to add to our screenings page along with two extended theatrical releases in Toronto and Vancouver. Thank you all for coming out to see our film, please spread the word and give us some shine on your blogs and Facebook etc. Thank you all from Mike, Gavin & Leah.
Update: Tickets are now on sale here.
We’ve been invited back to the plush Vancity Theatre for more screenings in August. Thank you all for making this a reality, we couldn’t be more thrilled. The response to our little film has been intense. We really wanted this film to reach people, all people not just architects and designers and this is what’s happening. If you couldn’t get a ticket during our July run or know a friend that “really ought to see it”, here’s your chance. Will be posting live ticket link shortly. Hot popcorn and cold beer at the bar. Thank you Vancouver!
Update: Tickets now available online.
We’ve been invited back to the superb Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for more screenings August 25 – September 5. The response has been incredible and we thank you Toronto for being so enthusiastic about the film. If you didn’t catch it or would like to see it again, here’s your chance. Bring a friend!
This has been an incredible weekend for our film in Toronto and Vancouver. The response has been overwhelming, sold out screenings and lineups around the block. Thank you all so much! Thrilled Coast Modern subject Douglas Coupland could catch Sunday’s screening in Toronto (he’s a busy man). If you missed the shows this weekend fear not, Toronto has a final screening this Thursday at 9PM at the incredible Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and Vancouver has 7PM screenings until Thursday this week at the VIFF Theatre. We could not be happier. Catch us in Toronto and Vancouver before we’re gone! Exciting announcements coming shortly.
For those who missed our sold out DOXA shows, we’ve got a full week in Vancouver at the plush Vancity Theatre July 6 through 13. Super proud to have a theatrical release in our home town! We’ll be doing some Q&A at some of the nights so do come out. PS, they have cold beer at the bar…
Tickets now available online! Directors Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome will be at the first two screenings. Act quickly as both screenings sold out during the DOXA film festival. Note that if you need to purchase a VanCity Theatre Membership your purchase comes with a ticket, so becoming a member only costs a dollar.