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NYC small-gauge guru Stephen Kent Jusick brings 8mm oddities and mundanities of gay male porn films from the golden years gone by to Vazeline! “Back in the day, porn producers thought they were making sexually explicit art, and contributing to gay culture. So in addition to tracking down willing hunks, they would sometimes spend time […]
A co-presentation with YYZ Artists’ Outlet American nomad Sadie Benning, renowned the world over for achieving spiritual apotheosis through the employment of her pixelvision toy video camera, returns to Toronto with a slew of recent work stemming from 1994 to the present. Commencing is the urban landscape German Song (’94) marking her first collaborative effort […]
In a special screening of 16mm prints from his archive of 33,000 ‘ephemeral’ films, New York-based media archaeologist Rick Prelinger unleashes on Toronto a sampling of his ‘archival films from the Darker Side of the American Dream’. Ephemeral films are typically low-rent shorts which were commissioned by corporations, government and other institutions in an effort […]
Opium Den, a nomadic underground cine-club, grew out of the recent collapse of the ‘official’ downtown New York film scene. Roaming from one location to another, Opium Den presents a casual, communal, low-tech ‘salon’ allowing for maximum improvisation and hanging-out. Organized by such artists as Peggy Ahwesh, Jennifer Montgomery, Lewis Klahr, Bradley Eros, Jeannie Liotta […]