By Paris Spence-Lang
Music Mondays with VIFF– every other Monday at Vancity Theater
I Called Him Morgan
These ain’t musicals. For the serious sound fans out there, VIFF’s popular Music Mondays series is back with a new suite of biopics, documentaries, and concert films. Showcasing the best in music, the films feature everything from brazen bandleaders to the legendary music magazine Melody Maker. June is for jazz lovers, with Lee Morgan doc I Called Him Morgan showing June 5th and guitarist portrait Bill Frisell showing June 19th.
Gather with your fellow art lovers for the film premiere of Come Together. In the film, 10 artists do their damndest to start an art festival in Bogota, Columbia, where street art begins to cover the bullet holes. Local Vancouver duo HUMANS score the film and will be hosting the premiere, with three screenings, art, and live music all night long. Come Together premieres June 30th. Visit www.cometogether.cc for more inormation.
When a musical couple can’t stop fighting, their counsellor inspires them to channel their anger in a band and turn their arguments into songs. With a killer performance from Zoe Lister-Jones, the film might just inspire a new generation of weepy open-mic duos. (In theaters June 2nd)
Score: A Film Music Documentary
Whether the score is magically present like Star Wars or subliminally forceful like Inception, it’s an essential piece of cinema. Score gives us an unprecedented look at the composers and musicians in the virtual orchestra pit, featuring historical footage and talking heads of Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, and many more. (In theaters June 16th)
For the 2nd time, this franchise is poised to pull off the impossible: make Nascar exciting, and make Owen Wilson relevant. Hell, the poster is better than most movies. With a dud sequel behind us, Disney-Pixar brings stunning new animation and a genuinely dramatic storyline that will make this the whole-family watch-on-repeat of the summer. (In theaters June 16th)