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My Life as a Zucchini at Vancity Theatre

Claude Barras' My Life as a Zucchini is not the average animated film. Short-listed for both the best foreign language film and best animated feature of the year before succeeding and making the nominations list in the Best Animated Feature category at this year's Oscars, this touching coming-of-age story is a poignant tale about a child sent to an orphanage after the accidental death of his alcoholic single mother, the friends he makes there, and the relationship he strikes up with a friendly cop.

Both the original French version with subtitles, as well as the English dub version starring the voice talents of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris, will be screening at the Vancity Theatre from February 24 to March 19.

SPARK Newsletter subscribers can take $2 off their ticket price by entering the code SparkZucchini at checkout. Discount only applies to online sales.

Tickets are now on sale and available on the Vancity Theatre website.

Learn How to Use Your Voice in Crucial Conversations

On Wednesday, February 22, Drawn Together Vancouver is hosting an important discussion with industry insiders who will share time-tested strategies for having and navigating crucial career conversations.

Join Barb Dawson, Vanessa Jacobsen and Tara Kemes as the trio — through entertaining role-plays and Q&A — will discuss the tools for finding your voice and being heard.

This is the first of a two part series on taking control of your career growth.

This FREE event starts at 7PM, and is taking place at the VFS Theatre at 151 West Cordova.

Space is limited! RSVP to kylieellis@mac.com.

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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea at The Rio

As part of JFL Northwest, on Tuesday, February 21, The Rio Theatre is presenting a one-night-only screening of celebrated graphic novelist Dash Shaw's My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea.

Written and directed by Shaw, the animated comedy tells the story of a high school adrift at sea after an earthquake. It features the voice talents of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon, Alex Karpovsky and Reggie Watts.

For more information on the screening and to purchase tickets, visit The Rio Theatre's website.

The number of women currently working behind the camera in TV and film in Canada is 17%. As a way to help boost those numbers Women in View, in collaboration with the Director's Guild of Canada, has launched "2X More."

The initiative aims to double the number of female directors from 17% to 35% by 2018. This infusion of talent will provide critical boost to Canada's creative industries, set a new milestone and help make gender equity a part of the Canadian media landscape.

On Thursday, March 2, join Women in View and BC Creates as they host "She's Calling the Shots: Advancing Women Directors in Animation and Live Scripted." The panel discussion taking place at the Vancity Theatre from 4:30PM to 6:00PM includes top executives from DHX Media, Rainmaker Entertainment as well as "2X More" program participant Heather Hawthorn-Doyle.

The discussion will be followed by a reception.

This event is FREE but space is limited! RSVP to amber@womeninview.ca.

For more on Women in View and the "2X More" initiative, visit the website.

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