Vancouver Film Festival, Sep 29 – Oct 14, 2016, viff.org

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Yarn

Your preconceptions about knit and crochet are about to get yarn bombed! Gone are the days when the only controversies associated with these pursuits were unsightly Christmas sweaters. This daring documentary introduces us to the artists and provocateurs who are pushing the boundaries of modern art with stunning work that encompasses everything from wool graffiti to conceptual needlework to textile playgrounds. Una Lorenzen crafts a film loaded with visual curiosities and pointed opinions.
Director: Una Lorenzen
Cast: Barbara Kingsolver
Runtime: 76 mins

VIFF is offering two showings of YARN:

Oct 5, 12:30 pm @ Vancity Theatre
** Buy your movie ticket online and enjoy a $2 discount with the promo coupon: YARNBOMB  
View the YARN trailer  (click to link).

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