Tuesday, March 22, 2011
On Wednesday, March 23, they present the second of two co-presentations with the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC). This will be a screening of short works by Canadian filmmakers curated by an American scholar Irina Leimbacher. The screening is titled Images of Nature, or The Nature of the Image: Canadian Artists at Work.
Next week on Wednesday, March 30, The Free Screen presents a program in partnership with Images Festival. Pacific Film Archive curator Kathy Geritz will attend to introduce the Toronto launch of Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 24th Images Festival runs from March 31 to April 9.
The Free Screen
Toronto – TIFF Bell Lightbox presents The Free Screen, a programme committed to independent and avant-garde works and to an exploration of numerous art forms and disciplines, as they relate to cinema. All screenings in this series are FREE.
The Free Screen welcomes the inaugural International Curatorial Residency Programme, Avant-Garde Canada: Curating the CFMDC Collection. The following is a co-presentation with the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC), Canada’s foremost non-commercial distributor and resource for independent film, with a catalogue of approximately 3,000 films spanning more than 50 years. Following the launch in Toronto, the series will be presented at the Cal Arts and Film Forum in LA, the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley and Emerson College Cinematheque in Boston.
Wednesday, March 23 at 7 pm
Images of Nature, or The Nature of the Image: Canadian Artists at Work, curated by American scholar Irina Leimbacher. Showcasing works made by artists from or living in Canada which employ a range of different aesthetic strategies and image technologies to comment on both the natural world and the nature of the cinematic image.
The programme includes the following films:
dir. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof | Canada 2001 | 3 min. | 16mm
View of the Falls from the Canadian Side
dir. John Price | Canada 2006 | 7 min. | 35mm
dir. David Rimmer | Canada 1969 | 11 min. | 16mm
Notes in Origin
dir. Ellie Epp | Canada 1987 | 17 min. | 16mm
dir. Richard Kerr | Canada 1991 | 20 min. |16mm
Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis
dir. Daïchi Saïto | Canada 2009 | 10 min. | 35mm
Beauty Plus Pity
dir. Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby | Canada 2009 | 14 min. | Video
The screening is part of the inaugural International Curatorial Residency Programme, Avant-Garde Canada: Curating the CFMDC Collection. Following the launch in Toronto, the series will be presented at the Cal Arts and Film Forum in LA, the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley and Emerson College Cinematheque in Boston.
Wednesday, March 30 at 7 pm
In partnership with Images Festival, The Free Screen welcomes Pacific Film Archive curator Kathy Geritz to present the Toronto launch of Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, a PFA touring programme accompanied by a new publication of the same name co-edited by Geritz, Steve Anker and Steve Seid. The first programme in this ongoing series, Landscape as Expression, explores the rich avant-garde tradition that has grown up around the natural splendour and teeming urban landscapes of the San Francisco Bay area. The series includes films by such notables as Ernie Gehr, Larry Jordan, Chris Marker and Michael Glawogger. The screening will take place on March 30th, and will be followed by a book launch of this seminal new work of film scholarship.