(S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico celebrates its seventh edition in A Coruña from June 1 to 5. This time the festival will hold a special edition under the tilte of "New Impressionists", bringing together both emergent and veteran filmmakers whose work engages the experimentation with light and its pictorial qualities. Probing the limits of sensory perception and subjectivity, this group of filmmakers has signed some of the most visually stimulating works made in recent years. This is the case of Canadian filmmaker Stephen Broomer that will present a fine selection of his 16mm works. Films in which the colors and textures evoke the work of the original Impressionists, and in which the author uses fast sweeps, collisions and movements that challenge the eye, and make imagine the filmmaker operating the camera as if you ran a box light with the ways of action painting.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, June 5, 2016 (All day)
Echo Park Film Center is pleased to bring Baltimore-based filmmaker and programmer Lorenzo Gattorna to screen his films and those of subsequent influence. The selections sway between Gattorna’s speculative surveys and haunting hybrids by his contemporaries. Seeming counterparts coalesce in polyvalent montage, i.e. analog and digital technologies, intuitive responses versus structuralist tendencies, singular and superimposed selves, parallel yet particular places as well as the direction of camera movement or even stasis thereof. Sharing a devotion to both estrangement and cognition, these artists attempt to elucidate each other by examining some postulated approximations of reality. They introduce a given set of changes - imaginary or inventive - into the common background of known facts, therefore creating an environment wherein the impressions of the viewers will reveal something about the inventions, the characters or both. Seeing is a kind of knowing fraught with seductive half-truths, misdirected fantasies and the consciousness that often a closer look only reveals greater distance.
After shows in Los Angeles (Echo Park), Winnipeg (WNDX Festival) and Toronto (Pleasure Dome) the 20th Anniversary Film Farm celebrations journey to the U.K., presented by Lux Moving Image of London! The Film Farm Lux 20th Show, curated and presented by Artistic Director and founder Philip Hoffman, includes early and recent films (16mm and digital) made at the Film Farm between 1994 and 2014.
Markings 1-3 is an attempt to connect with nature through the surface of celluloid, using such techniques as tinting, toning, painting and scratching. This film was shot and hand processed at the Independent Imaging Retreat (The Film Farm) in Mount Forest Ontario.
Fresh out of screenings at TIFF Wavelengths, Views from the Avant Garde and Migrating Forms, Open City Cinema is proud to bring Toronto experimental filmmaker Stephen Broomer to Winnipeg to present a program of his meticulous and visually stunning films.
Broomer will be on hand to introduce his program and answer audience questions, and will also present a program of contemporary Toronto experimental works that he has curated.