Arts briefs: Langley producer premieres comedy

Brookswood producer tries comedy

On the heels of producing an award-winning torture movie, Brookswood Secondary grad Amy Belling is premiering her latest feature film this weekend in Vancouver.

Belling, who produced Stress Position and other films in past, has tackled a comedy this time around.

The film, Songs She Wrote About People She Knows, debuted last September at the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by screenings in Santa Barbara, Dallas, Nashville – and soon Peru.

But this coming week, April 25 to 30, it will be making its Canadian theatrical release in Vancouver, with four showings at the Vancity Theatre. Info: www.viff.org/theatre/films/fc8453-songs-she-wrote-about-people-she-knows.

Art all about perception

Two Langley artists are tackling the issue of perception in the latest exhibit at the Fort Gallery.

Trinity Western University art and design professor Edith Krause and printmaker Jo-Ann Sheen, are showcasing their work in a show called Esse est Percipi (to be is to be perceived) running through May 10.

“Perception is everything; it confirms and ultimately defines existence. It stirs questions about the objectivity of reality and truth, and why at a time when communications technology allows for instantaneous transmission of information, understanding is as elusive as ever,” the duo said, in describing their show.

The opening reception is being held this Sunday, April 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. The gallery, located at 9048 Glover Rd., is open Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

Magic of ABBA revisted

Mamma Mia, here we go again.

The ABBA tribute quartet known as ABBA Cadabra is back by popular demand next week in Langley.

The foursome will celebrate the costumes, dance, and powerful vocals of the legendary Swedish band at Cascades Casino on Thursday, April 30 starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $39.50 from guest services, 604-530-2211, or www.ticketweb.ca.

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