In the spirit of summer blockbusters, we're going off script as this third episode is all about the stories that inhabit the wonderful, wild and captivating silver screen instead of the written page. But we haven't forgotten books entirely as we hear how the fierce film professor, well known critic and classic movie enthusiast Michael van den Bos picked up a few very special books that turned a growing interest in film into his life's true passion.
Michael loves movies more than anyone I have ever met and he is a true critic: one who loves the art form he comments on, even when it doesn't love him back. If you've ever been to a screening where Michael has done the intro, you will know that his knowledge of films goes way deep and his attention to the quirky and crazy details behind every frame is unparalleled.
He has taught and lectured at the Vancouver Film School, Pacific Audio Visual Institute, Capilano University and he is the Program Consultant and Host of the Cinema Sunday series at The Cinematheque, Vancouver’s home of essential cinema, where he introduces classic family films as well as hosting events at the Vancity Theatre.
In the podcast, I mistakenly mentioned that Michael is hosting DANCING IN THE DARK PART 3 and REEL JAZZ PART 2 at the Vancity Theatre this December, when in fact those will be happening sometime in 2016.
However you can still get to see two great movie events this December, with one based on the great song performances in the movies called SINGING IN THE DARK as well as a tribute to Frank Sinatra on his centennial. Show times and more details can be found at the Vancity Theatre's website: http://www.viff.org/theatre
Michael also hosts secret screenings and sends out a film newsletter so if you'd like to know more and maybe, just maybe get on the guest list... just send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org