As We Are The City was getting ready to put out their latest album, Violent, they wanted to do a video for every song with Amazing Factory, much like they did with their previous EP, High School. Well, long story (very) short, they ended up spending several weeks in Norway making a feature film.
The movie premiered last year to all sorts of awards, including Best Canadian Film and Best BC Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival, as the band toured film festivals all over the world with it. But now they are back in Vancouver for a week long run of screenings, starting August 28th to fulfill eligibility requirements as part of the consideration process for Canada's entry to the Academy Awards.
Let me say that again, VIOLENT is one of a small number of films being considered to be Canada's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars.
VIOLENT will be playing at the Vancity Theatre from August 28 to September 3 with the filmmakers in attendance; show times can be found here. I saw a screening of the movie last year and it is just incredible and breathtaking, and dare I say... amazing.