By Marelle Reid
Want to see a local movie that was shot in your own backyard just a couple of weeks ago?
Crazy 8s, the eight-day filmmaking extravaganza has wrapped up shooting, and the six films created during the event will be shown at a screening and after party on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The film When I Saw You was shot by Jane Hancock in Burnaby over one weekend at the B.C. Transit Museum and on a vintage B.C. Transit bus.
The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, at 777 Homer St. in Vancouver, followed by the after party at the Vancouver Art Gallery, at 750 Hornby St.
Tickets are $30 in advance from www.cra zy8s.cc, or from Vancouver outlets: Videomatica Sales (1972 West 4th Ave.), Beat Street Records (439 West Hastings St.) and the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway St.).
Tickets will also be available at the door for $35.
Real-life sisters Sarah and Laura Lilley are playing the roles of the evil step-sisters in the Douglas Ballet Academy’s production of Cinderella this weekend.
The New-Westminster-based Lilley sisters are part of a cast of more than 60 dancers ranging in age from five to early 20s.
The family-friendly show runs Friday, Feb. 21 at 7: 30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 and 7: 30 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam.
Tickets will be available at the door, or reserve by calling 604-420-0204.
For her children’s book, The Purim Superhero, local author Elisabeth Kushner won an international contest sponsored by the Jewish organization Keshet.
The book is about a young boy who faces a dilemma about what costume to wear for the Jewish holiday Purim, and with the help of his two dads, comes to a surprising decision.
The book is the first LGBT-inclusive Jewish children’s book in English. The prize included illustration and publication by Kar-Ben Publishing.
Release parties are happening across North America this month, leading up to Purim on Feb. 24.