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2013 Images Festival: Official Screenings Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ April 11, 2013

Minimalist poster for the 2013 Images Festival

The 26th annual Images Festival will be taking over Toronto on April 11-20 with an epic series of experimental film screenings, media installations, expanded cinema performances, workshops, artist talks and tons more. With so much going on, the Underground Film Journal is just listing all the screening events below. For everything Images has to offer, please visit their official website.

Before the screenings list, here are some of the highlights:

Opening Night: Accompanying the documentary imagery of prolific filmmaker Robert Todd will be live music performed by electronic music deconstructionist Tim Hecker. Plus, there will be a new audiovisual work by SlowPitch called Emoralis, which pairs images of snails with crackly and droning rhythms.

Closing Night: Corredor will be a live performance piece combining South American imagery by artist Alexandra Gelis, accompanied by live music by drummer Hamid Drake and saxophonist David Mott.

Live Performances: Jodie Mack will provide live vocals of her latest animated rock opera, Dusty Stacks of Mom, which chronicles the fall of her mother’s poster business; while Film: Rope will be a performance recreation of Alfred Hitchcock’s groundbreaking film Rope.

Films: Beautiful People is a newly restored version of the late David Wojnarowicz’s 1987 underground film; Lynne Sachs‘ hybrid Chinese worker documentary Your Day Is My Night; and Adele Horne‘s Maintenance, a meditation on home cleaning. Also, there will be short film retrospectives of Althea Thauberger and Babette Mangolte; and new short work by Jesse McLean, Leslie Supnet, Clint Enns, Georg Koszulinski and more.

The full screenings lineup is below:

April 11

8:00 p.m.: “Opening Night Gala”
Live images by Robert Todd. Live sounds by Tim Hecker and SlowPitch.

April 12

6:30 p.m.: “A Memory Lasts Forever”
not afraid to die, dir. Althea Thauberger
Oh Canada, dir. Althea Thauberger
A Memory Lasts Forever, dir. Althea Thauberger
Northern, dir. Althea Thauberger
Zivildienst ≠ Kunstproject, dir. Althea Thauberger
Msaskok, dir. Althea Thauberger

9:00 p.m.: Suitcase of Love and Shame, dir. Jane Gillooly. Constructed from an accidentally uncovered reel-to-reel audiotape, two lovers make their way through the sexual revolution.

April 13

6:00 p.m.: Leaf in the Wind, dir. Jean-Marie Teno. This documentary profiles Ernest Ouandie, a Cameroonian freedom fighter who was executed in 1971, and his daughter Ernestine, who committed suicide in 2009.
Screening with:
Next Week, dir. Guy Wouete
Fleurs de Lys, dir. Michèle Magema

8:00 p.m.: “All That Is Solid”
Un film inédit, dir. Gordon Webber
Museum of the Imagination, dir. Amit Dutta
Quartet for the End of Time, dir. Deanna Erdmann
A Third Version of the Imaginary, dir. Benjamin Tiven
48 Heads From Merkurov Museum (after Kurt Kren), dir. Anna Artaker
In My Room, dir. Chance Taylor
The Invisible World, dir. Jesse McLean

10:30 p.m.: “mmNemonic DVices”
You Are Here, dir. Leslie Supnet
Shadow Puppet, dir. Yi Cui
Oracle, dir. Mani Mazinani
Half Way There, dir. Karen Henderson
The Timeslide, dir. Ariana Andrei
Christ Church – St. James, dir. Stephen Broomer
Days of Future Past, dir. Joe Hambleton
Separate Vacations, dir. Cameron Moneo
The Pool, dir. Christine Lucy Latimer (Watch online)
Ten S̶k̶i̶e̶s̶, dir. Clint Enns
rapidTransfer, dir. John Creson, Adam Rosen
Summer Solstice, 11 pm, Jordaan, dir. Albert Wisco

April 14

6:30 p.m.: “Sleight of Hand”
Torque, dir. Björn Kämmerer
Ten Minutiae, dir. Peter Miller
Early Figure, dir. Brian Virostek
Passage Upon the Plume, dir. Fern Silva
Sugar Beach, dir. Mark Loeser
Stone, dir. Kevin Jerome Everson
Maître-Vent, dir. Simon Quéhiellard
addy CHOO, dir. JB Mabe

9:00 p.m.: Lukas nino (Lukas the Strange), dir. John Torres. A young boy copes with the disappearance of his father, who is rumored to be half-man, half-horse.
Screening with:
Light Streaming, dir. Kathleen Rugh

April 15

6:30 p.m.: “Student program: Borders/Bodies”
Poppy Fields Forever, dir. John Warren
A Changed Landscape, dir. Tijana Petrovic
Heart of Durham, dir. Joel Wanek
Trying to Build a Sentence, dir. Susanna Flock
Factory, dir. Bruno Ramos
Snail Trail, dir. Philipp Artus
Ground and Body, dir. Undine Sommer
White House, dir. Georg Koszulinski
To Love is to Let Go?, dir. Sausan Saulat
Harbour’s Puddle, dir. Lucie Mercandal
King Kong, dir. Gurpreet Sehra
Young Money, dir. Jennifer Chan

9:00 p.m.: “Rhythm and Reflection”
Bloom, dir. Scott Stark
I Remember A Film About Joe Brainard, dir. Matt Wolf
Pastoral, dir. JB Mabe
Dad’s Stick, dir. John Smith
Charlie’s Proof, dir. Kevin Jerome Everson
Woolworth’s Choir, dir. Elizabeth Price

April 16

7:00 p.m.: Film: Rope, dir. Francesco Gagliardi. This live performance will recreate Alfred Hitchcock’s groundbreaking Rope.

April 17

7:00 p.m.: “In Conversation With Barbara Clausen”
Edward Krasiński’s Studio, dir. Babette Mangolte
Water Motor, dir. Babette Mangolte
There? Where?, dir. Babette Mangolte

9:00 p.m.: Beautiful People, dir. David Wojnarowicz. The classic 1987 underground film by the late Wojnarowicz, followed by a conversation about his work led by Jesse Hultberg and Don Pyle.

April 18

6:30 p.m.: “Before Our Eyes”
Sight, dir. Thirza Jean Cuthand
This Town of Toronto…, dir. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
Strata of Natural History, dir. Jeanette Munoz
memento mori, dir. Dan Browne (Watch online)
9214, dir. Takahiro Suzuki
Underscore (_) Subguión, dir. Jorge Lozano

9:00 p.m.: Maintenance, dir. Adele Horne. A meditation on house cleaning.

April 19

6:30 p.m.: Your Day Is My Night, dir. Lynne Sachs. A hybrid documentary covering the stories told in a Chinatown “shift-bed” apartment, as told through dreams, movement and song.

8:30 p.m.: “Patterns”
Etude Cinematographique sur un arabesque, dir. Germaine Dulac
Pixelación Laboral, dir. Chus Dominguez
Les Coquelicots, dir. Rose Lowder
Ecosystem-6-A Sort of Mycelium, dir. Teruo Koike
Photomatons, dir. Eugeni Bonet
Zebra, dir. Maarten Visser
Through the Miniscope, dir. Ian Helliwell
De jamones y monjas, dir. Daniel Cuberta
Escultura fílmica No3, dir. Alberto Cabrera Bernal
Confessions through an open curtain, dir. Eli Cortinas
Desert, dir. Daniel Cuberta
75 Cuts for Carl Andre, dir. Alberto Cabrera Bernal
Blanket Statement #1: Home Is Where the Heart Is, dir. Jodie Mack

10:30 p.m.: Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project, dir. Jodie Mack. This animated rock opera charts the fall of Mack’s mother’s poster business. Featuring live vocals by Mack.

11:30 p.m.: “Open Screening”
Bring your short films under 10 mins. long. Formats accepted: 16mm, Super8, video (on DVD, or Quicktime file on disc or flash drive).

April 20

4:00 p.m.: grain(s), dir. Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater. A new live performance based on Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North (1922) and Hiroshi Teshigahara’s The Woman in the Dunes (1964).

6:00 p.m.: “Awards Ceremony”

8:00 p.m.: “Closing Night Gala: Corredor”
Images by Alexandra Gelis. Live music by Hamid Drake and David Mott.