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Film: The Pacific Cinematheque is running classics that have been meticulously restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archives. In a digital age, the opportunity to watch a film in its original 35mm format has become increasingly rare. Don’t miss out on experiencing this medium the way it was intended: 35mm film projected onto a big screen. Restored movies include everything from film noir and comedy to silent films, thrillers and documentaries. On Thursday, you can watch Cary Grant in Thirty Day Princess (6:30 p.m.) and W.C. Fields in International House (8 p.m.). The UCLA Festival of Preservation screenings continue with more shows (Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World on March 20 and Mantrap on March 26).
Thursday, March 13, Various times, Pacific Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.), thecinematheque.ca
Evidence: The Robert Lynds Gallery just off Burrard Street at 3rd Avenue has a fascinating show on the walls. Site[d] is a mixed media series by artist JG Mair that documents details of East Vancouver sites by taking them out of their physical context and presenting them in standalone vignettes, a process that lends the work a somewhat archival feel. The idea, the artist explains, is that these details “provide a lingering glimpse of the transitory state of the urban fabric. Each work suspends time and space, revealing a landscape trapped between decay and growth.” Beyond the larger issues such as land development and displacement, the collection conveys the depth, history and personality of place. Site[d], the works of JG Mair, was curated by Michael Bjornson and continues until mid-April.
Through April 12, 1639 West 3rd Ave., Free, leokoo.com
Launch: Sad Mag is a cool local magazine that celebrates independent art and culture in Vancouver. It is issued quarterly and contains some seriously compelling pages packed with images (film or Polaroid, nothing digitally manipulated). Saturday night is the launch party for the latest issue (no. 15), Grit & Gristle. This issue looks at eating and drinking in Vancouver. The opening party will include original artwork and photography from the artists who contributed to the magazine.
Saturday, March 15, 7-10 p.m., Make Studios (257 E. 7th Ave.), Free, sadmag.ca
Explore: At the Dr. Sun Yat Sen gardens this month, anthropologist and photographer Evelyn Nodwell is showing a selection of photographs taken during her travels to the villages and small towns of Guizhou province in China. Saturday presents a fantastic opportunity to check out Ms. Nodwell’s photos, because not only will the artist be in attendance, but she will also be joined by National Geographic photographer Sam Abell. The two will have a walking conversation about her works as they are displayed in the garden’s gallery.
Saturday, March 15, 2-4 p.m., Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, Chinatown, vancouverchinesegarden.com