Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Pulling Meaning out of the Shots – Incident Reports by David Finkelstein (October 2017)

Incident Reports, the brilliant feature-length essay film by Mike Hoolboom, has an ingeniously flexible form. It is comprised of short segments, each around a minute long, and each showing a particular setting, scene, or event. They are accompanied by Hoolboom’s … Continue reading

On Artists

Gregory Glyants

Blind Cinema by Gregory Glyants Originally published in Festival Daily, Jihlava International Film Festival, October 2017. All seeing is not-seeing. The act of seeing is made possible by careful selection, ignoring most of the visual field, in order to decode … Continue reading


Vanishing Worlds

Vanishing Worlds (notes on Fascinations program 4 @ Jihlava Fest) Originally published in Festival Daily, Jihlava Film Festival, October 2017 Only there in front of the screen did life become straightforward. To find yourself with a stranger in front of … Continue reading

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Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Heavy Eyes Originally published in Festival Daily, Jihlava Film Festival, October 2017 The pictures in Siegfried A. Fruhauf ‘s Heavy Eyes (10 minutes, 2017) have been already seen, and even bear the marks of this looking – like pre-washed jeans. … Continue reading

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Carla Vestroni

  A volatile tale by Carla Vestroni Originally published in Festival Daily, Jihlava International Documentary Festival, 2017 It’s so difficult to leave my universe of an apartment, when I walk to the end of the world I arrive at my … Continue reading


Total Coverage: Chris Kennedy and Rebecca Baron (Toronto, 2017)

Saturday October 14, 2017 7:30 Doors, Screening 8:00pm $8/$5 members + students @CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue Program Notes How Little We Know of Our Neighbours by Rebecca Baron (49 minutes 2005) An eccentric essayist, American native Rebecca Baron continues her … Continue reading

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Chris Kennedy

Phantom Windows: an interview with Chris Kennedy (July 2017) Mike: What is the point of artists making movies? Youtube is jammed with DIY expressions, and for those requiring more structure there’s always Netflix or even the local multiplex. What are … Continue reading


redux/time/OUT OF JOINT by Caspar Stracke (Toronto, 2017)

redux/time/OUT OF JOINT by Caspar Stracke Sept. 16, 2017 Tranzac Club, Toronto co-presentation Pleasure Dome and Regional Support Network The time is out of joint: O cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right! Hamlet (meeting the … Continue reading


Fats Waller and me (Sept 2017)

Intro Sometimes my friends invite me to a place like this, into a school, where people young and old are performing together the act of education. And my pals are most eager of all to show me the wondrous student, … Continue reading


Notes for Rehearsals (Spring 2016)

The terrible depression was not yet over. It had begun so slowly, every plant was replaced, every face in the city. I didn’t know I was in the dry place until I had become it. How many years did I … Continue reading


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