30 X 30: 1 Night of Films for 30 Years of LIFT, Museum London
30X30: 1 NIGHT OF FILMS FOR 30 YEARS OF LIFT
Celebration of three decades of filmmaking
Gallery Admission: $10 advance, $12 at door
7:00 to 8:30 pm, Program 1, Theatre
8:30 to 9:00 pm, Intermission, Centre Gallery
9:00 to 10:30 pm, Program 2, Theatre
In celebration of three decades of filmmaking, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has commissioned thirty Canadian film veterans and emerging voices to make new works originating on or in the spirit of Super 8mm film. Without thematic guidance other than the small-format film gauge, these artists have produced everything from lively animations to sparse landscape studies and diaristic narratives. With this project, we not only celebrate LIFT, but film itself: since the end of film has been pronounced in favour of digital technology, there is beauty in the slow materiality of thousands of tiny pictures etched in silver.
List of filmmakers:
Nobu Adilman, Marcos Arriaga, Christina Battle, Scott Miller Berry, Ulysses Castellanos, John Creson, Alison Duke, Francisca Duran, R. Bruce Elder, Larissa Fan, Tess Girard, Mike Hoolboom, Ant Horasanli, Jean-Paul Kelly, Chris Kennedy, Heather Keung, Alexandre Larose, Jorge Lozano, Julieta María, Prashant Miranda, Midi Onodera, Susan Oxtoby, Madi Piller, John Porter, John Price, Adam Rosen, Raha Shirazi, Kika Thorne, Greg Woodburry, and Alan Zweig
The materials may have changed in thirty years, but the clarity of vision and expressive desire has remained. Some filmmakers will be present, as will LIFT executive director Ben Donoghue. LIFT is Canada's foremost artist-run production and education organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image.
For more information contact:
Dianne Pearce, Curator of Public Programs
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run charitable organization dedicated to facilitating excellence in the moving image through media arts education and production resources. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. Founded in 1981 by a small collective, LIFT has since grown to become one of the foremost centres of its kind globally. www.lift.ca
Museum London is Southwestern Ontario's leading establishment for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture. Through public and educational programming, special events and exhibitions, Museum London strives to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of regional art, culture and history. www.museumlondon.ca