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Sincerely: Kelly O’Brien (Toronto, 2017)

Sincerely: Kelly O’Brien movies and Facebook performance February 18, 2017 at CineCycle Pleasure Dome For the past two decades local treasure Kelly O’Brien has been making documentary shorts, usually shot on super 8, remapping its typical home movie subjects to … Continue reading

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Interviews

Imperfect Happiness: an interview by Marta Berto (Alchemy Festival, Scotland) (February 2017)

Marta: What is your idea of perfect happiness? Mike: I would settle for an imperfect happiness. Helping others provides a temporary balm in these difficult times. Just about anything that doesn’t involve nursing the computer. Marta: What lies at the … Continue reading

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On Artists

Francesco Gagliardi

A Record of its own Making: an interview with Francesco Gagliardi (January 2017) Mike: Can you say something about where you grew up, and how you got interested in theatre, and what kind of theatre you did, and perhaps something … Continue reading

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Interviews

The Funnel: an interview by Chris Kennedy (January 2017)

Chris: Can you briefly describe what the Funnel was? Mike: The Funnel was an experimental film collective. Like the old Hollywood studios, the membership was dedicated to a combo production-distribution-exhibition colossus. Four home-made movie theatres were built in three locations, … Continue reading

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Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Fragments of a Recovered Memory by Francesco Del Grosso (Dec, 2016)

Originally published in: cineclandestino.it In the eyes of many a movie such as Incident Reports (70 minutes 2015) might look like a classic example of therapeutic cinema, although others might attach more miraculous values. The line that separates these interpretations … Continue reading

From the Archives of the Red Cross (70 minutes, 2017)

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Part one: The Man Who Stopped Time Part two: Disappearances Part three: Photo Shoot Location Yemen Part four: Beirut Grammar Part five: Mine Clearing

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From the Archives of the Red Cross (70 minutes, 2017)

Script

title: From the Archives of the Red Cross titles: The Man Who Stopped Time Greece, 1922 But not the Greece you know. Beyond the picture lies the camp. We know only this for sure no matter how far we go … Continue reading

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From the Archives of the Red Cross (70 minutes, 2017)

Credits

Source Images Film archives of International Red Cross Memoriav (and a few others) Thanks to Léa Célestine Bernasconi for writing out the titles Raphael Frauenfelder for tech salvations Jean Perret for opening the door Geneva University of Art and Design … Continue reading

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From the Archives of the Red Cross (70 minutes, 2017)

Description

From the Archives of the Red Cross 70 minutes 2017 Begun in a three-week seminar at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) in October 2016, seventeen of us began an excavation together, immersing ourselves in a selection of … Continue reading

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On Artists

Allyson Mitchell

Allyson Mitchell: Feminist Fatale The dream began in super 8, when a clutch of queer movie artist start-ups in Toronto emphasized low-tech, no frills, self-produced (cheap) work that featured the artist and their pals. The personal was always political. Mitchell’s … Continue reading

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