AGO Jackman Hall (Toronto, ON) February 1 - 4, 2017 Loft, The (Coburg, ON) February 17 - 23, 2017 Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK) February 14, 17, 18, 19 + 22, 2017 Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB) Starts February 27, 2017 RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK) April 13 - 16, 2017
POLAND - 98 MINUTES - 2016 - COLOUR - IN POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY ANDRZEJ WADJA
A story of Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde painter, who did not give in to socialist realism being ruthlessly enforced by Communist regime in the post-war Poland. The tragic consequences of a struggle for artistic freedom in the totalitarian system of power unfold at first slowly, but gradually lead a charismatic, defiant man into the abyss.
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON) January 18, 2017 Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) January 15, 16 + 25, 2017 Loft, The (Coburg, ON) February 17 - 23, 2017
USA – 2015 – 72 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH A FILM BY JAMES CRUMP
Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of paint- ing and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms.
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) March 1 - 3, 2017 Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON) March 1, 2017
2016 - USA/ GERMANY - 108 MINUTES - COLOUR A FILM BY MARCIE BEGLEITER
Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization.
Milton Film Festival, (Milton, ON) January 27 - 29, 2017 Available Light Film Festival (Whitehorse, YT) February 11, 2017 Columbia Valley Arts Council (Invermere, BC) February 14, 2017 Kingston Canadian Film Festival (Kingston, ON) March 2 - 5, 2017 CNC Theatre (Prince George, BC) March 3 - 5, 2017 Showcase Cinema (Rocky Mountain House, AB) March 8, 2017 Chilliwack Arts Council Film Fest - Film Circuit (Chilliwack, BC) March 8, 2017 TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON) Starts March 17, 2017 The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC) Starts March 17, 2017 The Vic (Victoria, BC) Starts March 17, 2017 Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB) Starts March 17, 2017 Princess Cinema (Waterloo, ON) Starts March 24, 2017 Sylvan Lake Film Society (Sylvan Lake, AB) March 27, 2017 Brock University Film Series (Catharines, ON) March 29, 2017 Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK) April 1 - 5, 2017 RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK) April 21 - 23, 2017 King's Theatre Film Society (Annapolis Royal, NS) May 9, 2017 Quinte Film Alternative (Belleville, Ontario) June 7, 2017
CANADA – 2016 - BLACK AND WHITE - 84 MINUTES A FILM BY BRUCE MCDONALD WRITTEN BY DANIEL MACIVOR FEATURING: ALLAN HAWCO, MOLLY DUNSWORTH, JULIA SARAH STONE AND DYLAN AUTHORS
It’s the summer of 1976 and 15 year-old Kit (Dylan Authors), bored and restless, is dreaming of a more glamorous life in the big city, away from the small town where he lives with his Dad (Allan Hawco) and grandmother (Cathy Jones). Enlisting the help of his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sara Stone), they hitchhike towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura (Molly Parker). As Kit and Alice reach their final destination their relationship is tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON) March 1, 2017 Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) March 15 - 18, 2017 Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB) Starts March 31, 2017
USA – 2016 - 86 MINUTES - DOCUMENTARY A FILM BY TIM MARRINAN, RICHARD DEWEY
A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who pushed the limits of creative expression and risked his life in the name of art.
For more than 45 years, Chris Burden’s work has consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art. His pioneering and often dangerous performance works of the 1970s earned Burden a place in the art history books while still in his early 20s. He had himself shot (Shoot, 1971), locked up (Five Day Locker Piece, 1971), electrocuted, (Doorway to Heaven, 1973), cut (Through the Night Softly, 1973), crucified (Trans-fixed, 1974), and advertised on television (4 TV Ads, 1973–77). But as the 70s progressed Burden became disillusioned with the expectations and misconceptions based on his early works and as the pressure grew, the line between his life and his art blurred.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON) Starts Friday, April 22, 2017
USA - 92 MINUTES - 2016 - COLOUR - B&W - ENGLISH A FILM BY MATT TYRNAUER
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.