Screenings

  • A Gathering of Crystals

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    Just before I began work on my book Harmony and Dissent, I discovered a trove of photographs depicting participants in a radical German movement, Freikörperkultur (free body culture), the early years of which constituted something of a prototype for the hippie movement that would emerge in California in the 1960s. Many of the photographs were strikingly well composed, unlike more recent images of practitioners of social nudity. But these formal rigours were responsible for only a small part of their charm. More important was this: there was something unbearably sweet about these images of groups of people who were convinced that they might alleviate modernity’s depredation of charity through exposing, completely and frankly, their vulnerable naked selves to one another.

    Dates: 

    Friday, July 21, 2017 - 19:00
  • In Reflection: The Films of Cecilia Araneda

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    On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00pm at PIX Film Gallery (1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C), Cecilia Araneda will present a screening of her films and video. Hailing from Winnipeg, Araneda is in town as the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Ariganello Award, a National Film Residency that honours the memory of the former Executive Director. Araneda will show work from the last decade and a half of her practice.

    Cecilia Araneda in person

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 19:00

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  • Beth Block: A Few Things To Share Before I Hit the Road

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    Filmforum welcomes back the filmmaker (and former board president) Beth Block for one more grand screening before she relocates to the grand state of Hawaii.  Starting with her optical printer masterpiece Film Achers, and including her digital masterpiece Successive Approximations to the Goal we’ll also have a chance to see other recent digital work that has not yet graced our screen, and get a sneak preview of a work-in-progress.

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    Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 19:30

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  • Ad Hoc #3: Beautiful Rage

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    Three milestones of avant-garde filmmaking. Wieland, Brakhage and Sonbert transcend, at least in part, their despair and rage against imperialism, war, violence, and homophobia, through art.

    “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” (Frankenstein, Mary Shelley)

    "Imagination is the only weapon in the war against realty." (Lewis Carroll

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    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 19:00

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  • Light Movement 23: OPEN DOORS curated by Ute Aurand (Berlin) and Peter Todd (London)

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    Every year or two Ute Aurand and Peter Todd meet up to continue a filmic conversation. OPEN DOORS is their third program curated together. A film by the Scottish filmmaker Margaret Tait is often shown as a reference to how Aurand and Todd's joint interest in her work fIrst brought them together. In OPEN DOORS they have selected films in which the filmmakers' observations and feelings become visible beyond obvious narratives.

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    Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 20:00

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  • Cineinfinito #20: Theo Thiesmeier

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    Theo Thiesmeier Films 1983 - 1995
    In the presence of the artist.

    Theo Thiesmeier was born in 1962 in Bochum, Germany. He studied film at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, M. between 1983-89 with Peter Kubelka and four semesters of photography with Herbert Schwöbel. He completed his film studies in 1990 at the Cooper Union in New York with Robert Breer and P. Adams Sitney while working at Anthology Film Archives with Jonas Mekas. In 1997 he founded in Berlin, together with Ute Aurand and Renate Sami, the filmSamstag, later joined by Milena Gierke, Johannes Beringer, Bärbel Freund and Karl Heil until 2007.

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    Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 18:30

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  • VISIONS | 12.07.17 + 13.03.17 | Clint Enns: The Lo-Fi Mixtape + If You're Seeing This, It's Too Late

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    VISIONS, in collaboration with la lumière collective, presents
    CLINT ENNS: THE LO-FI MIXTAPE + IF YOU'RE SEEING THIS, IT'S TOO LATE
    Filmmaker Present | Digital Projection

    Clint Enns is a visual artist living in Toronto, Ontario. His work primarily deals with moving images created with broken and/or outdated technologies. His work has shown both nationally and internationally at galleries, festivals, alternative spaces and microcinemas.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 20:00
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 20:00

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  • Early Monthly Segments #98: Abigail Child & Julie Murray

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    Celebrate the heat of July with classics by two of the sharpest editors in the experimental scenes in the USA. Abigail Child’s heady Is This What You Were Born For? series (from which we’re showing four films) took the Eighties by storm creating “found” footage collages of sultry noir seduction—turning erotic desires on its head.

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    Monday, July 24, 2017 - 20:00

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  • Cineinfinito #19: MM Serra

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    Programme:
    - Eye Etc (1982,16mm, color, silent, 4')
    Filmed on vacation in Hawaii, the shots explore the light, colors and sensuous movement of the Hawaiian culture.

    Five Films (1984-87):
    MM Serra’s FIVE FILMS embody a (...) Do-It-Yourself Lower East Side spirit, but introduces a distinctive dimension of lyrical eroticism. Taken together these (...) films demonstrate both the unbounded energy that animated the downtown NYC underground film scene in these years (...) — Anthology Film Archives, 2016

    Dates: 

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 18:00

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