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Upcoming Vancouver Screening of REED: The Life and Works of Roy Kiyooka

Upcoming Vancouver Screening of REED: The Life and Works of Roy Kiyooka

Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6:00 p.m. - everyone welcome)
Location: Tonari Gumi
101 - 42 West 8th Avenue (near Ontario)
Admission $15.00
For Advance Tickets: 604-687-2172 REED In his namesake the ...

Vancouver premières

Moving Images Distribution is proud to partner with several organizations for the Vancouver premières of two new films, directed by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson. March 9th: The Gwa'sala and 'Nakwaxda'xw Nations, who lived as two distinct First Nations ...

Toronto and Montreal To Revisit Vancouver's Early Experimental Cinema Scene

Toronto: The hour-long documentary BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981 will be presented Sunday, February 23rd at 5 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto as the closing film of the Reel Artists Film Festival. The documentary, directed ...

New Releases

Hidden Legacies

Hidden Legacies

Lisa Jackson

This documentary, directed by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson, profiles young people whose parents and grandparents attended government-initiated, church-run, Indian Residential Schools.

BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981

BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981

Richard Martin

Celebrating artistic innovation in Vancouver from 1967 to 1981, this documentary follows a period when Canada was an international hub for experimental film. Vancouver artists, on Canada's west coast, had a particularly dynamic scene that inspired an enduring body of work that resonates today.

 

Vancouver Experimental Films, 1967-1981: 10 short works

Vancouver Experimental Films, 1967-1981: 10 short works

Kirk Tougas / David Rimmer / Al Razutis / Michael McGarry / Peter Lipskis / Gary Lee-Nova / Sturla Gunnarsson / Patricia Gruben / Chris Gallagher / Tom Braidwood

This compilation of 10 short films, created by Vancouver filmmakers between 1967 and 1981, was curated by Richard Martin. Compiled on one DVD, the total program is 92 minutes and includes films by David Rimmer, Al Razutis, Sturla Gunnarsson, Gary Lee-Nova, Chris Gallagher, Tom Braidwood, Patricia Gruben, Peter Lipskis, Kirk Tougas and the late Michael McGarry. It was produced by Acme Motion Pictures Inc. and Moving Images Distribution, through assistance from the Initiatives program of The Canada Council for the Arts.

 

La certitude de l’ombre (avec Adonis)

La certitude de l’ombre (avec Adonis)

Maurizio Ruggiano / Kali Jones

La certitude de l'ombre est une vidéo installation tournée en Sicile, avec la participation d'Adonis. La vidéo, inspirée par le mythe de la caverne de Platon sur l’illusion de la perception, ce projet raconte un voyage / dialogue entre les artistes Kali Jones (Canada), Maurizio Ruggiano (l'Italie), et Ali Ahmad Said Esber (Adonis) qui figure ici comme un Ulysse contemporain.

The Certainty of Shadow (with Adonis)

The Certainty of Shadow (with Adonis)

Maurizio Ruggiano / Kali Jones

The Certainty of Shadow is a video work filmed in Sicily, with the participation one of the world’s great Arab poets and Nobel nominee, Adonis.  Inspired by Plato's Allegory of The Cave, the video proposes a voyage/dialogue between three artists: Canadian painter and videographer Kali Jones, Italian photographer and installation artist Maurizio Ruggiano, and Ali Ahmad Said Esber, also known by the pen name Adonis or Adunis, a Syrian poet, essayist and translator. Adonis has written more than 20 books and volumes of poetry in the Arabic language and in this work, he figures as a contemporary Odysseus, exploring varying notions of perception.

 

The Dancing Cop!

The Dancing Cop!

Kelvin Redvers

With a nod to the theatre of the absurd, Kelvin Redvers has created a musical like no other to provoke discussion about relationships between law enforcement and First Nations people.