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2012 WNDX Festival Of Moving Image: Official Lineup

WNDX Festival of Moving Image 2012 poster

The 7th annual WNDX Festival of Moving Image, in addition to the fest’s usually fantastic lineup of new experimental film and video, is presenting a virtual smorgasbord of special events. So, be on the look out for them as they completely take over the city of Winnipeg on Sept. 26-30.

The fun kicks off on Sept. 26 with the debut of “Situated Cinema,” a roving microcinema created by Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore that will screen at different venues throughout the entire festival. The opening night will take place at RAW Gallery and feature five films curated by Solomon Nagler that will connect viewers with their environment. The filmmakers presenting work at this unique screening experience are Heidi Phillips, Alexandre Larose, Caroline Monnet, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof and Alex MacKenzie.

Another fantastic multi-part special event at WNDX will be hosted by underground film historian Jack Sargeant, the world’s foremost authority on Beat Cinema. Sargeant will present three screenings and one special presentation on the subgenre of underground films inspired by the literary Beat movement. Some of the films that Sargeant will show are Harry Smith‘s Early Abstractions, Peter Whitehead‘s Wholly Communion, Ron Rice’s The Flower Thief and the legendary Pull My Daisy by Robert Frank and Alfred Lesley. Plus, there will be a concluding Beat lunch and presentation.

Other events include a dual expanded cinema performance by Doreen Girard, whose Gehenna, AB (1979-1989) is an anthropological slide performance of Northern Alberta’s youth culture, and Alex MacKenzie, whose Intertidal is an underwater exploration of British Columbia. Then, Cecilia Araneda has curated a show of oft-overlooked Prairie Women filmmakers, including Paula Kelly, Sarah Abbott, Dianne Ouellette and many more. And, of course, it wouldn’t be WNDX if it didn’t conclude with the One-Take Super 8 event, this year featuring work by Karen & Jaimz Asmundson, Mike Maryniuk, Aaron Zeghers and a host of others.

Plus, don’t forget the other programs of short experimental, avant-garde and underground films, which includes work by Christine Lucy Latimer (The Pool), Clint Enns (Ten Skies), Deco Dawson (Keep a Modest Head), Darryl Nepinak (Tontos), Matthew Rankin (Tabula Rasa) and many, many more.

The full film and special event lineup is below. But, for more info, please visit the official WNDX Festival of Moving Image website.

September 26

9:00 p.m.: “Situated Cinema: A Project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore” @ RAW Gallery
Evans and Rodmore have created a “demountable microcinema” that will be set up at various locations around Winnipeg. (See above for this screening’s location). Five short silent 16mm films curated by Nagler will be screened in a loop and will challenge viewers to connect the movie-watching experience with the screening’s shifting urban locales. The films screening are:
Between, dir. Heidi Phillips
This Town of Toronto Is the Best Place I Ever Ran Into, dir. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
PORTAL, dir. Alex MacKenzie
Belvédère, dir. Alexandre Larose
GEPHYROPHOBIA, dir. Caroline Monnet

September 27

12:00 p.m.: “Situated Cinema: A Project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore” @ The Forks @ The Forks Market
Evans and Rodmore have created a “demountable microcinema” that will be set up at various locations around Winnipeg. (See above for this screening’s location). Five short silent 16mm films curated by Nagler will be screened in a loop and will challenge viewers to connect the movie-watching experience with the screening’s shifting urban locales. The films screening are:
Between, dir. Heidi Phillips
This Town of Toronto Is the Best Place I Ever Ran Into, dir. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
PORTAL, dir. Alex MacKenzie
Belvédère, dir. Alexandre Larose
GEPHYROPHOBIA, dir. Caroline Monnet

7:00 p.m.: “The Memory Palace”
Wingdings Love Letter, dir. Scott Fitzpatrick
How to Disappear Completely: The School of Cybersex (soft self portrait), dir. Boris Eldagsen
Oro Parece, dir. Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy
The Pool, dir. Christine Lucy Latimer (Watch online)
Sailing Across Images, dir. Shinkan Tamaki
Dark Night Sallies Forth, dir. Marc Atkinson
Forsaken, dir. Heidi Phillips
Christ Church – Saint James, dir. Stephen Broomer
memento mori, dir. Dan Browne (Watch online)

9:00 p.m.: “Magic Lantern Ceremony” @ The Black Lodge
Two live cinematic performances, which are:

Gehenna, AB (1979-1989), dir. Doreen Girard
Through Kodak Ektachrome 35mm slide projector manipulation along with a homemade archival tape cassette mix from the Banzai (Montreal) catalogue, this performance will reveal and evoke the experiences of Northern Alberta rural youth.

Intertidal, dir. Alex MacKenzie
Using both camera and non-camera techniques, this performance explores the tidal zones and marine life off the shores of British Columbia, inspired by the work of marine scientist Ed Ricketts and French filmmaker Jean Painlevé.

September 28

9:00 a.m.: “Situated Cinema: A Project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore” @ The Forks @ The Forks Market
Evans and Rodmore have created a “demountable microcinema” that will be set up at various locations around Winnipeg. (See above for this screening’s location). Five short silent 16mm films curated by Nagler will be screened in a loop and will challenge viewers to connect the movie-watching experience with the screening’s shifting urban locales. The films screening are:
Between, dir. Heidi Phillips
This Town of Toronto Is the Best Place I Ever Ran Into, dir. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
PORTAL, dir. Alex MacKenzie
Belvédère, dir. Alexandre Larose
GEPHYROPHOBIA, dir. Caroline Monnet

5:00 p.m.: “Watching Me, Watching You, Watching Me”
3X2, dir. Erin Sexton
Polly, Jennifer, and Melissa, dir. Diego Ramirez
Point No Point, dir. Jennifer Campbell
The Floating World, dir. Ian Campbell
The Sunken Room, dir. Chiara Ambrosio
Birth of Alseides, dir. Erin Buelow
Ditchwork, dir. Simon Liu
Brief Interactions & Sustained Engagement, dir. Freya Björg Olafson
Off Route 2, dir. Amanda Dawn Christie

7:00 p.m.: “Do iPhones Dream of Electric People?”
I See a Light, dir. Aaron Zeghers
John’s Desire, dir. Henning Frederik Malz
The Unnameable, dir. Kevin Gaffney & Sally-Anne Kelly
ACTIVATED MEMORY I, dir. Sabrina Ratté
Don’t Look Back, dir. Aaron Zeghers & Rhayne Vermette
THOMPSON, dir. Mike Maryniuk
Ten Skies, dir. Clint Enns
Impressions, dir. Jacques Perconte

8:00 p.m.: “Situated Cinema: A Project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore” @ The Forks @ The Forks Market
Evans and Rodmore have created a “demountable microcinema” that will be set up at various locations around Winnipeg. (See above for this screening’s location). Five short silent 16mm films curated by Nagler will be screened in a loop and will challenge viewers to connect the movie-watching experience with the screening’s shifting urban locales. The films screening are:
Between, dir. Heidi Phillips
This Town of Toronto Is the Best Place I Ever Ran Into, dir. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
PORTAL, dir. Alex MacKenzie
Belvédère, dir. Alexandre Larose
GEPHYROPHOBIA, dir. Caroline Monnet

9:00 p.m.: “Beat Cinema 1: A Universe of Possibilities”
First of three programs curated and introduced by Jack Sargeant (Naked Lens).
“From the mystical and magical, through to the psychological, cultural and sexual potentialities of the emergent counter cultures, these films showcase the universe of possibilities opened and celebrated by beat culture.”
Early Abstractions, dir. Harry Smith
Wholly Communion, dir. Peter Whitehead
Towers Open Fire, dir. Antony Balch

11:00 p.m.: “Beat Cinema 2: Beat Scene”
Second of three programs curated and introduced by Jack Sargeant (Naked Lens).
“This session explores the nature of beat poetry and literature as spontaneous and improvised. These two films play (and expose) the nature of improvised creativity.”
The Flower Thief, dir. Ron Rice
Pull My Daisy, dir. Robert Frank & Alfred Lesley

September 29

1:00 p.m.: “Artist Talk: Expanded Cinema”
Craig Rodmore and Thomas Evans of the “Situated Cinema” project, along with expanded cinema artists Alex MacKenzie, Tasman Richardson and Jeremy Bailey will discuss their own work as well as the future of their chosen medium.

3:00 p.m.: “Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea”
Semi-auto Colours, dir. Isiah Medina
Halloween 1977, dir. Greg Jackson
Heart of Durham, dir. Joel Wanek
Keep a Modest Head (Ne Crâne Pas Sois Modeste), dir. Deco Dawson
Threshold Economics, dir. Hope Peterson
What the Chicken Knows (Or, The Eight Stages of Grief), dir. Ramon Nino T. Raquid
Sing As We Go, dir. Marianna Milhorat
Sea Series #10, dir. John Price
The High Level Bridge, dir. Trevor Anderson
Somewhere in Between, dir. Kellie Bronikowsi

5:00 p.m.: “Learning How to Fall”
Pargu, dir. Sean Grounds
Ken, Fucked Up, dir. Ruby Boutilier
Tontos, dir. Darryl Nepinak
Tales From the Deep, dir. Clark Ferguson
Tabula Rasa, dir. Matthew Rankin
Antimatter Twin, dir. Julia Oldham
Levels, dir. Murray Toews
This Is a Story by Ian Roy, dir. Ian Roy
Terrestrials, dir. Conor McNally
Our Summer Made Her Light Escape, dir. Sasha Waters Freyer
Memory of the Land, dir. Xavier J. Cunilleras & Thelma Vilas-Boas
Elko, dir. Alexander Yan

6:00 p.m.: “Situated Cinema: A Project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore” @ The Forks @ The Forks Market
Evans and Rodmore have created a “demountable microcinema” that will be set up at various locations around Winnipeg. (See above for this screening’s location). Five short silent 16mm films curated by Nagler will be screened in a loop and will challenge viewers to connect the movie-watching experience with the screening’s shifting urban locales. The films screening are:
Between, dir. Heidi Phillips
This Town of Toronto Is the Best Place I Ever Ran Into, dir. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
PORTAL, dir. Alex MacKenzie
Belvédère, dir. Alexandre Larose
GEPHYROPHOBIA, dir. Caroline Monnet

7:00 p.m.: “Beat Cinema 3: Against Control”
Third of three programs curated and introduced by Jack Sargeant (Naked Lens).
“Affiliated via friendships but always maintaining an ambivalence regarding his ‘beat’ status, Burroughs theorized and challenged all aspects of control in his work. In these two films the nature of control is explored and exposed.”
The Cut-Ups, dir. Antony Balch
Decoder, dir. Muscha

9:00 p.m.: “Cathode Ray Remission”
Untitled, dir. Fletcher Pratt
The Future of Creativity, dir. Jeremy Bailey
Firing Squad, dir. Tasman Richardson

11:00 p.m.: “Award Reception” @ Negative Space

September 30

1:00 p.m.: “Beat Cinema Lecture & Brunch” @ Mondragon
Share brunch with Jack Sargeant as he gives a presentation on the history of Beat Cinema and how it has influenced contemporary work today.

3:00 p.m.: “Biography: Films By Prairie Women Filmmakers”
Curated by Cecilia Araneda.
Time Away, dir. Carole O’Brien
Waiting for the Parade, dir. Paula Kelly
Froglight, dir. Sarah Abbott
She Drifts, dir. Coral Aiken
Embowered, dir. Danishka Esterhazy
Ashes, dir. Dianne Ouellette
her silent life, dir. lindsay mcintyre

8:00 p.m.: “One Take Super 8 Event” @ Gas Station Arts Centre
Thirty Winnipeg filmmakers were given one roll of Super 8 film and were asked to make a complete short film without any editing. Watch the debut of the finished projects along with their makers! This is not the final screening order, but participants include:
Grow It! Show It!, dir. Alanna Iftody
Steel Petals, Bright Lights, dir. Kelly Duke
El Diablos the Undefeated, dir. Matheu Plouffe
Don’t Hassel the Hoff, dir. Stacy Billingsley
Schadenfreude, dir. Kaitlyn Emslie Farrell & Eleanor Janzen
Sid & Nancy, dir. Kevin Bacon
Feeding Time, dir. Matt Webber
Larking Libby, dir. The Gooseneckers
A Fishy Story, dir. The Terrible Friends
Hung Dry on a Meat Jag, dir. Dave Barber
These Are Some of My Friends, dir. Stephane Oystryk
Sneaky Snogger, dir. Cynthia Wolfe-Nolin
Orthus, dir. Arley Willim & Erin Geres
thirty six hundred, dir. Martin Lussier
The Big Race, dir. Michael Butterworth
The Joy of Creating, dir. Ryan Simmons
Blotto, dir. Mike Maryniuk
Lower Astral Entity, dir. Gwen Trutnau
Themes for Dystopia, dir. Murray Toews + Jonathon Ferber
Taking the Long Way Home, dir. Sonya Ballantyne
Spectre, dir. Ian Bawa
I Hate Everything, dir. Fabian Velasco
Citizens Against Basswood, dir. Karen Asmundson & Jaimz Asmundson
Walk Me Home, dir. Hersh Seth
Circles / Grey Man’s Gardens, dir. Darren Young
Living on the Edge, dir. Aaron Zeghers
Studio 5, dir. Studio 5


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