Open City Cinema and WFG Cinematheque present: LEVIATHAN
DIRECTED BY LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR & VÉRÉNA PERAVEL | 2012 | FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, USA | 87 MINS
May 23rd at WFG Cinematheque (100 Arthur Street)
Doors at 7:00 pm
Preceded by the short film Not Clear Cut by Paul Turano selected by Open City. Skype interview to follow the film with Lucien Castaing-Taylor, one of the directors of Leviathan.
Ever wonder what a documentary about the commercial fishing industry would look like from the product’s point of view? Leviathan is that documentary, or the closest we’ll ever come to it – an immersive, almost assaultive piece of subjective cinema designed to literally plunge us into the deep, experiencing the catch of the day from inside the nets. In collaboration with Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, directors Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel strapped HD cameras to fishermen on a series of voyages. They’ve assembled the footage into a narrative of sorts, recreating a single night’s fishing off the New Bedford coast, where some of the action of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick took place.
Presented in partnership with Open City Cinema in celebration of their first anniversary. Reception to follow in Artspace lobby.
WFG Link: www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/cinematheque/leviathan.aspx
Tuesday, April 23, 7PM // Winnipeg Film Group Studio, 3rd Floor // $5 suggested donation
As a fundraiser for the first Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Open City Cinema is proud to present a collection of recent Winnipeg short films and music videos, including the unofficial local premiere of Triumph of a City by Aaron Zeghers.
The night will proceed as follows:
7:00 / doors
7:30 / “Triumph of a City” by Aaron Zeghers
8:00 / Local Music Videos
The Lytics (by Rhayne Vermette)
Ken Mode (by Ryan Simmons and Gwen Trutnau)
Saffron Myst (by Stéphane Oystryk)
Rob Crooks (by Ryan Simmons)
Vav Jungle (by Damien Ferland)
8:30 / Local Short Films
Damien Ferland’s Shiatsu Massage by Damien Ferland
Bome Gnomeski by Curtis Wiebe
Tenderloins by Ryan Simmons and Aaron Zeghers
Any other local filmmakers who have a recently completed film and would like to contribute their work to this event, please email a preview copy or link to email@example.com
Open City Cinema presents: Barry Doupé’s The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important
April 9th at Video Pool (100 Arthur Street-3rd Floor)
Doors at 7
In The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important, Vancouver animator Barry Doupé explores the power structure within a failing Japanese glass factory. Two parallel storylines — one involving the investigation of a suspect employee, the other a stolen painting — converge in an exposition on gender and desire. Doupé’s computer-animated film has its characters rapidly evolve through three distinct acts, while subverting the dominant archetypes in the Japanese salaryman genre. The hierarchical relationship between boss and employees is undone to examine language, art, and expression. Doupé’s characters are looking for something only to be found through a crisis of feeling, a shaking up of the human world. The film peeks into another, formerly invisible world, one which wants to know the meaning of the body, the meaning of attraction. Alluding to the office comedy 9 to 5 (1980), Yasujiro Ozu’s staid, heartwarming Good Morning (1959), and Luchino Visconti’s sexually-charged finale in Death in Venice (1971), Colors shifts between cultural reference points, flattening them out into a dialogue of desperate, over-reaching thoughts and searching inquiries about nature, love, mortality, and consciousness. Colour, computer animation SD video. 119mins.
Preceded by a selection short films hand picked by Barry Doupé.
Featuring the work of:
& Aleesa Cohene
Barry Doupé, born 1982 in Victoria, B.C., is a Vancouver-based artist primarily working with computer animation. He graduated from Emily Carr University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Media Arts majoring in animation. His films have been screened at various venues across Canada and around the world, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Pleasure Dome (Toronto), MOCCA (Toronto), Whitechapel Gallery (London), and the Tate Modern (London).
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OCC Presents: Bestiaire // a film by Denis Côté
preceeded by an animalia short film program
March 5th at RAW Gallery (280 McDermot Ave)
Doors at 7:30pm
Bestiaire by Denis Côté (1hr,12min)
“God invented the cat to give man the pleasure of petting a tiger.” – Victor Hugo
Visionary filmmaker Denis Côté offers a strikingly beautiful cinematic inquiry into the mysterious rapport and insuperable gulf between animals and humans. Quiet and ruminative yet oddly confronting, this unclassifiable film is like a modern photography exhibit at a natural history museum in a documentary.
Denis Côté was born in New Brunswick and studied film at Ahuntsic College in Montreal. He has become one of Canada’s most internationally celebrated filmmakers since his feature debut, Les états nordiques. His other features are Nos vies privées, Elle veut le chaos, Carcasses, Curling and Bestiaire.
What Do You See in their Eyes? (animalia shorts program / 45 min)
“I discover no kinship, no understanding, no mercy. I see only the overwhelming indifference of nature.” – Werner Herzog
1. Shaun Slifer / The Roar (1:15)
2. William Wegman / Growl (1:00)
3. William Wegman / Spelling Lesson (:50)
4. William Wegman / Symbolize (1:05)
5. William Wegman / New and Used Car Salesman (1:31)
6. William Wegman / On the Ball (1:29)
7. Mark Templeton / gravel (3:49) ++
8. Aaron Zeghers / Living on the Edge (3:26) *
9. Leslie Supnet / wind and snow (4:45) *
10. Mike Maryniuk / Fishfinder 3000 (1:57) *
11. Lilly Boruszkowski / Stan Versus Squirrel (21:27)
12. Peggy Ahwesh / My Cat Gets an Aura Reading (1:02)
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