Holy Dips at Vancouver Sangam

Indian Summer Fest treats local palates to mixed masala of arts, laughs and ideas
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Deeeeep detritus => haute couture

Victoria Marina fetes Canada Day with flotsam fashions to benefit Ocean Legacy

All-you-can-eat hors d'oeuvres @ Bard

In-jokes and out-takes abound in "Shakespeare in Love"

Bronco & Buster mutually saddle up

Bard revamps spaghetti western "Shrew" -- thinking outside the OK Corral

Conflicting toy movies and two films to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day

Also: Anna, the assassin with a slight feminist bent and a Fakir’s international wanderings

Giacometti & peers: "no lack of void”

Van Art Gallery show places mid-20th century master in cultural context

Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full

Arts Club MOMS, ageing gracefully

Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary about an Aboriginal artist lead this week

And they’re joined by a musical look back, a fashion industry success story that didn’t last and the hipster zombie film that opened Cannes this year

Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed

Including new appreciations of Emily Dickinson and Pavarotti, the real story of auto builder John DeLorean, a British filmmaker inspired to draw on her own life and two oddball seniors falling in love

Mission Control: "Ce qu'on attend de moi"

L’Home allumette, 2PAR4 & Théâtre la 16e mount stage/film hybrid psychodrama @ Performance Works

Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada, defying convention in Bollywood

Also Denys Arcand’s rant about the evils of money, a compassionate court dealing with sex trade workers and a series coming soon to showcase a celebrated woman filmmaker from France