Events

  • Nobuhiro Aihara Memorial Screening

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    Nobuhiro Aihara was born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1944, where he studied at the design school. He began his career in television animation in the 1960s and started producing his own independent animation in 1965.  His aesthetic is distinctive for his use of flowing lines, highly complex drawings, and his love of psychedelic colours.  He was a prolific artist who often produced several animated shorts a year either on his own or in collaboration with his friend and fellow artist the Keiichi Tanaami.  At the time of his death, he left behind 85 animated works.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)

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  • A Roll For Peter in Vancouver

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    Iris Film Collective, in collaboration with Dance Troupe Practice is pleased to present “A Roll For Peter”, the touring program of films made in tribute to the late great filmmaker Peter Hutton.

    The films come to Vancouver in serendipitous confluence with two screenings as part of the DIM series at The Pacific Cinematheque of Hutton’s work (the second takes place on April 26).

    Hutton, an American artist and educator, developed a unique perspective on both urban and remote landscapes through his images from the early 1970’s until his death in 2016.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00

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  • DIM Cinema: Peter Hutton, Near & Far (Program 2)

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    “Hit with a heavy case of wanderlust” as a young man, Hutton spent 15 years as a merchant marine, and from then on was rarely without his 16mm camera. His gorgeously textured depictions of cities and landscapes are, in his words, “diaristic without being autobiographical,” using long takes and silence to encourage the mind to roam.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 19:30

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  • MuMaBoX #55: Brave New World

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    Although the films that make up this program show real worlds, they could be seen as many chapters of a dystopian fiction, visions of a planet in perdition: phantasmic, invasive, post-apocalyptic nature (Wayward Fronds); sacked nature (Le Pays dévasté); exiled humans, forced to seek refuge in areas of radio silence (Quiet Zone); a desolate landscape, the sinister and worrying ruins of an old radar station (Cobra Mist).

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 18:00

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  • Xcèntric: Focusing on the landscape

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    Eight recent films, partially filmed in woodland, make up a session marked by Vertigo Rush. The progressive acceleration of the work by Austrian filmmaker Johann Lurf sets the pace for a series of films in which research into the technical options of the camera interacts with a profilmic forest setting.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 20:00

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  • Romance, Apocalypse and Moon Landings: The Twilight Worlds of Kate McCabe

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    Kate McCabe will be showcasing a decade’s worth of her moving image work combining humor in experimental film and premiering her latest 16mm work, You and I Remain. A film inspired by the Anthropocene, You and I Remain is an apocalyptic lullaby, a landscape film mediating on the end of the world. Shot in Big Sur, the Salton Sea and in McCabe’s own neighborhood of Joshua Tree, the film shows us a portrait of the world askew with subtle and moving sound design by Jason Payne of Nitzer Ebb.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 19:30

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  • Immigration and Displacement

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    On Film is excited to present the Spring 2017 program “Immigration and displacement,” featuring the works of Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai and Mariangela Mihai as well as Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci-Lucchi.

    Utilizing salvaged archival footage and first-person testimony, these works reorient movement and proximity in transforming their visual and aural documents to access the living memories of historical experience. By resurrecting immigration stories from the distant and recent past of humanity and freedom of movement under threat, the urgent cinematic works in this program redefine our understandings of displacement in times of ongoing crisis.

    Dates: 

    Monday, April 17, 2017 - 19:00

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  • Light Movement 20: Takashi Makino / Rei Hayama

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    Screening and Live performance in the presence of the artists.

    This month we are very lucky to present two filmmakers, both from Japan, and both making work which could be seen as a hybrid form between video and celluloid. The films and performances of Makino Takashi are closely related to a specific form of musical energy or sonic environment, evoking a vast cosmos in space, diffusing particles of light across the screen, and even in the space between screen and audience.

    Dates: 

    Monday, April 17, 2017 - 20:00

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  • The exhibition of a film: a project by Mathieu Copeland

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    The film as exhibition site is at the centre of this experimental project, both curatorial and cinematographic, by French curator Mathieu Copeland. The exhibition of a film brings together visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, performers, choreographers, and writers around the question “Can an exhibition take place in a film rather than a gallery space?” While working the constraints intrinsic to feature-length film, it aims at being something other than a structuralist “epic”, or a suite of artist’s short films one after the other.

    Dates: 

    Monday, April 10, 2017 - 19:00

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