VIFF Gets 'Nope' Score Composer Michael Abels for 2022 Edition
An Evening with Michael Abels will explore the composer's work on the Jordan Peele film and concert pieces
Published Sep 14, 2022Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is back in cinemas for its 2022 iteration. Running from September 29 to October 9, the fest's 41st edition will feature over 200 screenings and 20 additional events — including an evening with Nope composer Michael Abels and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
As one of the standout events of the festival, An Evening with Michael Abels will explore the composer's genre-defying film scores, including Jordan Peele's Nope, as well as a number of Abel's award-winning concert pieces. Taking place at the Vancouver Playhouse on October 6, the sit-down will include insights from Abels as well as a performance of his music by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
VIFF's 2022 lineup is meant to reflect the real world — from depictions of life and family to expansive landscapes. The festival's programming highlights music's role in film, as well as global, rising and tech-based projects in the industry.
"VIFF is back with an incredible program dedicated to the power and potential of cinema," VIFF executive director Kyle Fostner said in a statement. "After two challenging and uncertain years, we're thrilled to be offering a complete in-person film festival featuring hundreds of screenings and Q&A's, complemented by an extraordinary lineup of talks and events with some of the industry's leading talents."
He continued: "Over the past two years, film offered many of us an important portal to the larger world, providing inspiration and escape during periods of isolation. Finally, filmmakers and audiences can come together to share that irreplaceable communal experience of watching a story unfold on the big screen. We look forward to welcoming audiences to VIFF 2022 and showing filmmakers how much we appreciate their work!"
Tickets for all of the upcoming events can be purchased on the VIFF website.