LIFT Co-Presentation at imagineNATIVE: Into The Look Glass – Experimental Shorts Program

 

Into The Look Glass – Experimental Shorts Program

Co-Presented by LIFT

Name that Movie, Jenny Fraser (DigiBeta, 10 min, 2007, Australia)
Based on cues and excerpts from popular films, this interactive trivia game invites the audience to “name that movie”, while deconstructing nine colonization techniques through the lens of mainstream cinema.

 

Into The Look Glass – Experimental Shorts Program

Co-Presented by LIFT

Name that Movie, Jenny Fraser (DigiBeta, 10 min, 2007, Australia)
Based on cues and excerpts from popular films, this interactive trivia game invites the audience to “name that movie”, while deconstructing nine colonization techniques through the lens of mainstream cinema.

Rider…or driving in cars with my father while looking for old trains and lost indians, Bear Witness (Beta SP, 3 min, 2008, Canada) World Premiere
Stylized Hollywood images of the mainstream world refract and reflect

 

TSU HEIDEI SHUGAXTUTAAN PT. 1 – We Will Again Open This Container of Wisdom That Has Been Left in Our Care, Nicholas Galanin (DigiBeta, 4.5 min, 2006, USA)
As old and new intermingle, an enthralling dancer’s fluid movements emanate impressions of timelessness.

Hunger, Shelley Niro (DigiBeta, 5 min, 2007, Canada)
Images of agriculture and nature are juxtaposed with urban landscapes to create a collage charting the evolution of physical and spiritual hunger within our world.

Shelley, Jerry Thevenet (16mm, 4 min, 2008, Canada)
A creative and poignant tribute to filmmaker Shelley Niro.

Postscript, Shannon Letandre (Beta SP, 6 min, 2008, Canada) World Premiere
A young woman contemplates her childhood as she writes a heartfelt letter reflecting on her relationship with someone estranged, but close to her heart.

 

EU-THA-NA-SIA, Jani Lauzon (Beta SP, 6 min, 2008, Canada) World Premiere
The cycle of life is revealed in this poignant film that examines choice and responsibility, step by step.

Fairied and Indians, Christiana Latham (DigiBeta, 5 min, 2008, Canada) World Premiere
Cultural contrasts are explored in this richly textured film that uses myth and music to create a poetic landscape reminiscent of an ancient childhood storybook.

Geeka – Water’s Edge, Leena Minifie (DigiBeta, 3.5 min, 2008, Canada) World Premiere
Dancer Melina Laboucan-Massimo emanates eloquence as a water steward who moves between worlds – one with water and one without.

Coda in G Minor, Cara Mumford (Beta SP, 3 min, 2007, Canada) Ontario Premiere
A woman wakes up on a bathroom floor, disoriented and confused, with no recollection of how she got there.
 
TSU HEIDEI SHUGAXTUTAAN PT. 2 – We Will Again Open This Container of Wisdom That Has Been Left in Our Care, Nicholas Galanin (DigiBeta, 4 min, 2006, USA)
A convergence of two dynamic forces meet as electro-beats pound to the steps of a traditional dance.

The Art Of Self Destruction, Chris Bose (Beta SP, 5.5 min, 2008, Canada) Ontario Premiere
Discordant images of landscapes and urban environments capture how the insatiable energy of creation intermingles with destruction.

Saviour Complex, Ariel Smith (Beta SP, 5 min, 2007, Canada)
Set against a childlike backdrop of cardboard cars and homemade costumes, this smartly satirical portrayal of girls within the sex trade industry creatively parodies stereotypes in this unique and edgy experimental film.
 
Madness In Four Actions, Thirza Cuthand (8 min, 2008, Canada) Ontario Premiere
Inspired by her own experience, rebel auteur Thirza Cuthand powerfully deconstructs the harsh assumptions of psychiatry with its own weapons.
 
Alice Eaton, Amanda Strong (Beta SP, 12 min, 2008, Canada) World Premiere
On a quest to restore her broken spirit, Alice Eaton finds herself caught in a mysterious and revealing underworld.

 

 

 

Thursday 16 October 2008 17:00  

Non-members: Free
Members: Free

Location:
Al Green Theatre 
750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor Street West) 
Toronto ON Canada