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Media Archive

Interviews and Press

The Record (May 11, 2012)
65_RedRoses screening this Saturday 

New Westminster News Leader (May 8, 2012)
Eva Markvoort inspires an app 

CY Interview (May 2, 2012)
Interview with Phil Lyall 

OWN Documentary Club (May 1st, 2012)
Interview with Phil and Nimisha, Directors of 65_RedRoses 

The Hairpin (April 20, 2012)
On Organ Donation 

The Martlet (April 19, 2012)
65_RedRoses: An intimate look at living with Cystic Fibrosis

Georgia Straight  (March 30, 2012)
Extended 65_RedRoses tells more of Eva Markvoort’s cystic fibrosis story

Rebecca Coleman – Blog Interview  (April 11, 2011)
Social Media Success Story: 65_RedRoses

The Province  (January 27, 2011)
Vancouver filmmakers meet Oprah

The Globe and Mail  (October 6, 2010)
Lives Lived: Eva Dien Brine Markvoort
Daughter, sister, cousin, friend, artist, actor, fashionista, face painter extraordinaire. Born March 31, 1984, in New Westminster, B.C. Died March 27 in Vancouver of cystic fibrosis, aged 25.


Eva featured in an interview on CTV

CNN   (April 27, 2010)
Death at 25: Blogging the end of a life

Georgia Straight  (February 25, 2010)
Tragically, 65_RedRoses’ Eva Markvoort posts a goodbye video

CTV – Video Interview with Eva  (October 7, 2009)
A woman’s wait for a life-saving transplant

Now Magazine – includes audio interview with Eva  (April 27, 2009)
Take a deep breath – Eva Markvoort’s harrowing story of survival adds heart and soul to the festival

Georgia Straight  (October 8, 2009)
B.C. filmmakers present intimate views at the Vancouver International Film Festival

KIOS News  (September, 2009)
65 Red Roses Radio Interview with Cheril Lee

65_RedRoses Reviews

Joe’s View (May 3rd, 2012)

The film is so well structured, and Eva shares her life in such a highly personal way, that I quickly got over my own aversion to medical crisis stories, and found myself as deeply involved as I would be by any drama.

IndieWire Review (May 3rd, 2012)
“65_RedRoses” is fundamentally uplifting despite its subject matter, because its protagonist is determined to appreciate every bit of life she’s been given… And when things take a turn for the worse, she’s disappointed, but handles things with a grace that’s inspiring if difficult to watch.

NY Times Review (May 2nd, 2012)
In the age of the Internet and omnipresent video young people have often been faulted for shamelessly sharing every detail of their lives with the world at large. Here is one case, though, where that instinct has been for the better, resulting in an affecting, unnerving portrait of one family’s encounter with the harshest of realities.

4 Star Online Review
…65_RedRoses is not only a well-constructed documentary that does them all, but it also manages to take the time to introduce its viewers to one of the most amazingly cheerful human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing on screen. If there’s one must-see at the film festival, it’s 65_Red Roses.

She Does The City Review
Of all the hard-hitting docs at Hot Docs (The Canadian International Documentary Film Festival) this past year, I was most affected by 65_RedRoses.

Toronto Film Scene Review
This was definitely one of the most affecting and well-put-together documentaries I’ve ever seen. The way 65_Redroses portrays Eva’s ordeal and her undefeatable attitude to life made me more grateful for the simple pleasure of taking my next breath, and more prepared to face my own challenges.

 Blog Review By Filmmaker Matthew Gordon Long
Watching the film at the Vancouver Film Festival last fall was a deeply moving experience. I’m proud of what they accomplished with this film, and I’m inspired by their rigour and courage as filmmakers.

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