Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Images Festival: Closing Weekend Programming

Closing Weekend Programming
Wednesday April 7 through Saturday April 10

The world's most provocative and radiant visions made visible this weekend at film/video screenings, live performances, our Closing Night Gala, Awards Ceremony and Party!

The Images Festival's website and online store are live! Well into the ten day festival, Images programming for Closing Weekend showcases media ranging from hand-manipulated overhead projectors to live dance + video presentations to downloadable short films.

Coming up this weekend are performances and events by local, national and international artists, including Yvonne Rainer, robbinschilds, Kevin Jerome Everson, Tom Chomont, recent Mexican experimental films, One Take Super 8 world premieres and Shary Boyle (pictured above) with Christine Fellows and Jason Tait in our CLOSING NIGHT GALA THIS SATURDAY!

Make sure you get tickets and schedule your weekend. Most Off Screen galleries will stay open through the month of April and into May. Please see our website for details.
See you at the festival!

Wednesday April 7
International Experimental Media Congress Keynote Discussion
Yvonne Rainer in conversation with John Greyson
Copresented with the 2010 International Experimental Media Congress
OCAD (100 McCaul Street, Auditorium), 7 PM
$10/$5 (tickets at the door only)

Live Images 4: Revenge of the Theory Persons, or Don’t Just Sit There, Gentle Presence
Polish Combatants’ Hall (206 Beverley Street), 9:30 PM
Presented by Oliver Husain and Kathleen Smith, this screening/performance is a program of short films with a dance or movement bias, accompanied by an arrangement and re-arrangement of everyday real-life objects. Includes films by Yvonne Rainer (in person!), Babette Mangolte, Takahiko Iimura, Ursula Mayer and others.

One Take Super 8
Polish Combatants’ Hall (206 Beverley Street at Cecil), 11 PM
Copresented by Super 8 Downtown Toronto, LIFT, Exclusive Film + Video, Kodak Canada
Join us for the first ever Toronto edition of the wildly successful Super 8 filmmaking extravaganza! No Cuts! No Splices! All world premieres! 30 FILMS! All Super 8!

Thursday April 8
Chamber of Public Secrets
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 7 PM
Curated by Khaled Ramadan, this survey of video from Northern Africa and the Middle East is drawn from the Chamber of Public Secrets Archive.

On Screen 7: Erie
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 9 PM
Copresented with FUSE Magazine and Autoshare
Kevin Jerome Everson’s fourth feature about the African-American working class shot around Lake Erie.

Friday April 9
On Screen 8: Workers Entering the Factory
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 5 PM
Copresented by Hot Docs
New films and videos by Pooja Madhavan, Benj Gerdes & Jennifer Hayashida, Gianfranco Foschino and Barbara Meter.

Live Images 5: Sonya and Layla Go Camping
Dancemakers (55 Mill Street, Building 58), 7 PM
Copresented by Dancemakers and FADO Performance Art Centre
A dance and video hybrid work by the New York-based collaborative duo robbinschilds that is loosely structured on Jacques Rivette’s Celine and Julie Go Boating.

Of Heaven and Earth: The films of Tom Chomont
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 7 PM
Copresented by Xtra! Magazine
A screening of seven films recently restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archives, presented by archivist Ross Lipman.

Cine Povera: Recent Experimental Films from Mexico
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 9 PM
Curated by Jesse Lerner, this screening surveys the recent explosion of handmaid celluloid happening in Mexico. Featuring films by Hanne Jimenez, Txema Novelo, Elena Pardo and others.

Saturday April 10
1:30PM  Barbara Hammer Book Launch and Performance
Longtime Images artist Barbara Hammer launches her first book "HAMMER!" with a reading and performance!
OCAD (100 McCaul Street, Room 203)

Live Images 5: Sonya and Layla Go Camping
Dancemakers (55 Mill Street, Building 58) 4 PM
Copresented by Dancemakers and FADO Performance Art Centre
Final performance by robbinschilds.

Closing Night Gala
Live Images 6: The Monkey and the Mermaid
St. Anne’s Church (270 Gladstone Avenue), 9 PM
Copresented by Vtape
A very special closing night performance which features a brand new performance by Toronto artist Shary Boyle and Winnipeg musician Christine Fellows.

10PM Closing Party
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin Street)

Advance tickets are available  through our online store. To purchase advance tickets online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or PayPal account (no service charges!) please visit

Tickets for our Closing Night Gala, Live Images and ticketed On Screen programs are on sale now at Soundscapes and Queen Video  (on Queen).

Image Credit: Shary Boyle, performing in our Closing Night Gala, The Monkey and the Mermaid, Saturday April 10 at St Anne's Church.

Media Contact:
Rebecca Webster
Webster Media Consulting 
416 562 5294

THE IMAGES FESTIVAL is made possible thanks to our gracious public sector supporters:
The Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, Telefilm Canada, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, the Hal Jackman Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Culture, the National Film Board of Canada,  the Goethe-Institut Toronto, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Mondriaan Foundation and the Consulat Général de France à Toronto.

Special thanks to our 2010 corporate partners:
VIA Rail Canada, EYE WEEKLY, The Globe and Mail, Steam Whistle Brewing, Xtra! Magazine, The Gladstone Hotel, the Super 8 Hotel Downtown Toronto, Westbury National Show Systems, AutoShare, Deluxe, Toronto Film and Television Office, DHL Canada, Kodak Canada, CIUT FM, Pelee Island Winery, Exclusive Film and Video, Beehive Design, Twig Design, The Lakeview and Bar One.

Thanks to all of our gallery and community partners, our dedicated volunteers and our enthusiastic membership.

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23rd Edition!   1-10 April 2010
International Experimental Media Congress  7-11 April 2010

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