Underground: The Untold Story of the Funnel film collective


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This book offers an oral history collage of Toronto’s underground movie collective called the Funnel. Between 1977-89 they built four theatres, fought censorship, made artist’s films, published catalogues, ran an art gallery, showed and distributed movies from around the world. Here at last is the story told by people who were there.

“Writing with his usual grace and fire, Hoolboom traces the currents that fed on international politics, art and social movements to inspire the intensely local, widely influential Funnel. For anyone who wants to understand cinema movements, Canadian culture or plain old subversion, this is essential reading. Light and time, sex and censorship, cliques and real estate – it’s all here.” Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival

Underground credits Author: Mike Hoolboom Size: 9" x 6", 234 pp. Year of Production: 2017 Designer: Kilby Smith-McGregor Production: Canadian Film Institute Country of Production: Canada

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017