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A co-presentation with Splice This! (June 20 – 22 www.splicethis.com) The Home Made Movies Project returns with more truly mind blowing (yes, that’s the word)&lrquo;¦home movies! The project ferrets out and screens the forgotten, dusty history of amateur filmmaking. Tonight it hooks up with the Reel Folk Archives, Toronto’s own home movie archive, and Pleasure […]
Guest-curated by Jeremy Rigsby (In Person) Mimicking the plot device of countless horror flicks, the toxic environment of Windsor, Ontario has spawned an unlikely monster &lrquo;” Media City. This upstart experimental film and video festival presented every February by Artcite Inc. and House of Toast, has lately been ravaging the globe with an insatiable appetite […]
An evening dedicated to the lowly home movie. Often dismissed as monotonous or naive, home movies are the contrary. They are a mesmerizing map of the pyscho terrain of the family and a detailed catalogue of the endless styles and objects that make up 20th century culture. 7 pm The Catherine Films This screening presents […]
Pleasure Dome is pleased to have Rick Prelinger return to Toronto to present two evenings of ephemeral films from the renowned Prelinger Archives (New York). Busy Bodies Friday, June 20, 7 & 10 pm ‘Two wildly different strands of opinion characterize twentieth-century attitudes towards sexual expression. The first and prohibitionist strand has little tolerance for […]
Maybe gender is the ‘fluid’ of contemporary sexuality. Gender politics, gender-fuck, gender confusion, genderless models…maximum gender. Gender play has moved into the the cultural mainstream again, but many of the emerging labels don’t adhere to a flexible concept of the self. When a boy plays with a Barbie doll, and pretends to be a princess, […]