John Porter’s Open Screening & All-Request Film Show

  • From Saturday, June 13 to Saturday, June 20 Everyday! June 13 to 18, 12 noon to 8 pm June 19 & 20, 12 noon to 5 pm
  • Latvian House (lower level) 491 College St. at Palmerston Ave.

Part of Summer 1998

Pleasure Dome is honoured to present two events by Toronto filmmaker John Porter. Undoubtably the Don Corleone of Super 8, Porter is well-known to independent film fans throughout North America for his unrelenting celebration of Super 8 and low-tech art. By making evocative, ingenious and mesmerizing films, Porter has followed through on Baudelaire’s intrigue with toys: what is the magic of machines? The answer to this and much more begins on June 13th as John Porter’s Open Screening & All-Request Film Show opens in the lower level of the Latvian House (491 College St.) and runs throughout the week. Come and visit John and select your own program from over two hundred of his films and/or bring your own regular 8, Super 8 and 16mm films and let the host project them for you. Kid friendly, non-smoking.

Pick up a copy of The John Porter Film Activity Book
Edited by John McCullough and Tom Taylor