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7pm at Deluge: Fever Freaks
The Garden of Delight
Michael Fleming | 11:36 | Netherlands | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Three scenes reflecting on paradise, lust and hell. In The Garden of Delight beauty and evil go together like in a dream. We dive into a world of erotic derangement, inhabited by dancing lovers, lustful mutated baboons, tropical birds, deformed pin-ups, butterflies and body-builders. This hand-manipulated collage film, made entirely out of 35mm and 8mm found footage, explores the marriage between heaven and hell, our irresolvable endless conflict that goes with human nature. Inspired by the triptych The Garden of Delight by Hieronymus Bosch.
Zombie, Pt. 1
Scott Fitzpatrick | 3:45 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
“He wrote that Leonard and Robert La Tourneaux actually had a relationship…I didn’t know that.” A Super 8 film about hustling. Words by Will Brown; for Will Brown.
I Am Learning to Abandon the World
A Moon | 9:50 | USA | 2016 | Cdn Premiere
I Am Learning to Abandon the World cuts together eventless moments from a trove of vintage 16mm films discovered at a salvage house with new inter-titles to create an elusive anti-narrative of absence, self loss, desire and hidden threats. Shifting the original films’ focus on the external, the visible, and the spectacular it explores, instead, the internal psychological experience of the onscreen womenwhom it reimagines as heroinesthe unrepresentable and the possibility of imagining female subjectivity in a medium whose formal conventions have been defined by heterosexual male desire.
the hardboiled love story
Youngmee Roh | 4:45 | South Korea | 2017 | NA Premiere
I selected some scenes of Snow White and Prince Charming from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and put them into 212° boiling water. At this climax temperature, they were mixed, melted and boiled together. Will they be able to achieve their dreams and love eventually without suffering the obstacles of Rising, Climax and Falling Action? Will they be able to escape the hardboiled narrative structure called “sweet after bitter?”
Rita Tse | 26:16 | Canada | 2017 | World Premiere
A meditative journey that investigates the look of the New Woman on the Chinese silent screen. Using archival film footage with inter-titles, the film explores patriarchal perspectives in the portrayal of women in this genre of cinema, deconstructing appearance in order to reveal the impressive talent and outlook of these “new women” who have been largely forgotten and ignored. The film features four thematic sections, Virtue, Modeng Woman, Unbound Feet and New Woman. The footage of each section has been uniquely re-worked using various hand processing and manipulation techniques, including toning, reticulation, solarization, contact printing and coffee processing.
Daniel McIntyre | 3:57 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Helium is, effectively, a response to my last year of being remarkably out of touch with my own body and sexuality and finding a lack of basic joy in things. Through this period, I became further obsessed with competitive bodybuilding, as well as discovered the balloon fetish community. This has resulted in a deep fascination as well as jealousy, and I am gazing at both communities with rapt curiosity. In my current state, I am thrilled that people not only find fulfillment and joy in activity I view as marginally futile, but can also derive such intense pleasure from otherwise innocuous objects. The film is a dual-screen study of my gaze into these disparate but deeply similar communities, as well as an effort to give my lacklustre state a little “pumping up.”
Ignacio Tamarit | 4:00 | Argentina | 2016 | Cdn Premiere
¡PíFIES! (from the Spanish slang “mistake”) is the kind of film I would like to see when I screen home movies, but that I never end up finding. From clippings of my own collection of home-movies, I built a rhythmic collage where at first the focus was placed on the films’ technical problems: violent pans, out of focus, insane zooms, abrupt cuts or what would have been discarded by the cineaste instead of being kept in the final cut. However, ¡PíFIES! ends up being an eulogy to home movie filmmaking, to the construction of these amateur handmade films, to the filmmakers who shoot their families, their exotic trips and their daily lives so that they can be remembered.
Frédéric Moffet | 8:18 | Canada/USA | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
A detective is hired to find the original copy of a lost ancient book. The book recounts the tale of a plague. A form of radiation, unknown at the present time, activates a virus. The virus affects the sexual and fear centres in the brain and nervous system: fear is converted into sexual frenzies which are reconverted back into fear, the feedback leading in many cases to a fatal conclusion. Fever Freaks manipulates and re-edits individual frames from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1974 film Arabian Nights to illustrate a passage from William S. Burroughs’ 1981 book Cities of the Red Night.
9pm at Deluge: Nth Dimension
Expanded Cinema Performance: Craig Baldwin (USA)
From San Francisco 16mm maker/curator Craig Baldwin, this quirky, mostly 3D live A/V set moves through a selection of the best double-projector pieces from the artist’s archive-based repertoire.
The title work is a 13-minute free-fall through holographic space, made possible by lab lasers, Kodak lenses and cute ChromaDepth glasses. Milk of Amnesia revisits the dark side of mid-century TV commercials, while Hot Pickled Capers hybridizes Italian Bs with Canadian Isotopes for some sexy fission…I mean frisson! Plus Other Cinema Archival Anomalies!
Craig Baldwin is a filmmaker and curator whose interests lie in archival retrieval and recombinatory forms of cinema and performance. He is the recipient of several grants, including those from the Rockefeller Foundation, Alpert Award, Creative Capital, Phelan, AFI, FAF and California Arts Council. Over the last two decades, his productions have been shown and awarded at numerous international festivals, museums and institutes of contemporary art, often in conjunction with panels, juries and workshops on collage and cultural activism. His own weekly screening project, Other Cinema, has continued to premiere experimental, essay and documentary works for over 30 years, and has expanded into DVD publishing and a semi-annual critical journal, OtherZine.