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Pleasure Dome and Cinematheque Ontario are pleased to present an evening with American filmmaker James Benning. Leave it to a former math teacher to show us (again) how cinematography, landscape and human history are comprehensible as integrated fields of meaning. In Deseret (1995, 80 min., Toronto premiere) subjects as diverse as polygamy; land speed records; […]
Border Crossings. Dream Landscapes. Historical Presents. Appropriate Technologies. The tapes at the Tariagsuk Video Centre, located in the Inuit village of Igloolik, serve as travelogues for tomorrow where the present is in joyful play with the past and an openness to multiplicity in experience is celebrated. These videos confront ‘Southern’ notions of ‘modern’ and ‘primitive’, […]
In his first feature, L.A. based filmmaker William Jones explores what it’s like to grow up gay in small town America. Beginning with a voyage back to Massillion, Ohio, the filmmaker’s hometown, Jones recounts autobiographical stories against the background of empty Midwestern landscapes. This slow contemplative reflection is disrupted by a Christian Fundamentalist tirade and […]
Presented by The Red Head Gallery & Pleasure Dome In conjunction with Sharon Cook’s current exhibition Recent Brush Work at the Red Head Gallery, PleasureDome is pleased to present an evening of films by this muti-disciplinary artist. In addition to her visual art, Cook has produced performance pieces and musical scores, as well as a […]
Pleasure Dome is pleased to present James Benning’s most recent film Used Innocence. Over the last decade and a half Benning has established himself as one of the most important practitioners of the neo-narrative school along with Yvonne Rainer and Chantal Ackerman. Of the three, Benning’s work is perhaps the most austere, often focussing on […]