AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

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This compilation of seven animated motion comics is based on the rise of seven female DJ's each climbing the ranks of the international electronic music scene while wrestling with their own personal struggles. Based on the feature documentary AMPLIFY HER: the rise of the feminine, it shifts the women's stories into a graphic novel esthetic, imagined by 16 female artists.

As Seen on TV

As Seen on TV

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Much of the imagery seen on TV is first captured on film; here the filmmaker has reversed the process.

The Aswang Phenomenon

The Aswang Phenomenon

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A documentary investigation into "the aswang," a mythical creature in Philippine folklore-its origins, historical use as a tool for control and the place the aswang occupies in Philippine society today. DVD includes an extra feature, Aswang: A Journey into Myth.

 

BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981

BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981

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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.

 

Burning Rubber

Burning Rubber

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When Ariella Pahlke leaves her house in rural Nova Scotia, she often encounters black marks that twist and turn along the road. Burning Rubber is an investigation into these marks, a provocative re-framing of burnouts and rural car culture.

Cue the Muse

Cue the Muse

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This cinematic journey searches the secrets of uninhibited creativity, following four Vancouver artists: master painter and AIDS activist Tiko Kerr, ballet dancer Alexis Fletcher, luthier Nicole Alosinac and fiery singer Colleen Rennison of the blues-rock band No Sinner.

The Lowdown on Lowbrow

The Lowdown on Lowbrow

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The Lowdown On Lowbrow chronicles the evolution of an iconic alternative art scene and the relatively recent emergence of women artists at its forefront.

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [46 min version]

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [46 min version]

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Examines the general sense of "dis-ease" in society and the increasing normalcy of hating ourselves. Three women use film to move away from the self-destructive practices of disordered eating toward those that are self-creating.

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [62 min version]

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [62 min version]

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Examines the general sense of "dis-ease" in society and the increasing normalcy of hating ourselves. Three women use film to move away from the self-destructive practices of disordered eating toward those that are self-creating.

OMG!

OMG!

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After a monster fight with her parents over her texting habit, 14 year old Kaylee runs away to her understanding grandma's house. All is going well until Kaylee's cell phone battery runs out.

Ray Condos Crazy Mixed Up World

Ray Condo's Crazy Mixed Up World

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This charming and lively animation by Vancouver artist Deb Dawson pays tribute to the genius of the late Canadian musician commonly known as Ray Condo (1950-2004).

Vancouver Experimental Films, 1967-1981: 10 short works

Vancouver Experimental Films, 1967-1981: 10 short works

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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.

 

WebCam Girls

WebCam Girls

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WebCam Girls profiles some of the early female pioneers in cyberspace who, with a modem and some moxie, take on old ideas about fame and shame and open up a space for new kinds of art, erotica, pornography, celebrity and branding on the internet.

Yabai: Asian North American Art Culture

Yabai: Asian North American Art Culture

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Four definitive artists of Asian North American background share their stories of transcending convention to pursue their artistic passions.