What a treat to visit the historic Hollywood to watch 2 short films from the CBC Film Archive that take a look back at the 60's. The films are followed by a Q&A. This is a special event project of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
West End ’66 (1966) a look at Vancouver’s first highrise neighbourhood. This documentary drives the audience around Vancouver's West End showcasing the growth and popularity of the area at the time, and examines the contrasting architecture and diverse lifestyles of its inhabitants. 28 minutes.
“It’s a ’60s classic, a deadpan send-up of the hype surrounding the West End and its inhabitants.” John Mackie, Vancouver Sun.
“The human filing system [the highrise] is the natural habitat of a new mid-century hybrid, the swinger,” states narrator Maurice Foisy.
A City Story: Vancouver (1967) A national CBC series produced to mark Canada's Centennial, each episode profiled a major city. Vancouver's episode featured Chinatown, the Lions Gate Bridge, the Vancouver Club and Granville Street. 28 minutes.
Gordon Price, Director of the City Program at SFU, will be leading the Q&A.
By Donation, at the door
Concession is also by donation.
Doors open at 7 pm. Movies begin at 7:30 pm.