Bodies In Time

  • Friday, November 29, 7 pm intro/8 pm screening
  • @ Latvian House, 491 College St.

Part of Fall 2002

A co-presentation with the CFMDC

Turning 35 this year, the CFMDC (Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre) houses the largest collection of independent films in all of Canada, and is the largest library of independent Canadian works in the world. A truly rare and major event, this body of work from their collection is a mind-blowing and expansive retrospective of gems both widely screened and nearly unknown, culled from their massive catalogue. Don’t miss these four programmes presented from Nov. 27 to 30, featuring special in-person appearances by the featured filmmakers.

Bodies In Time (Programme Three)
The body has always been a primary photographic subject, and filmmakers have often used the shape of a film as a metaphor for the shape of a life. These films engage with themes of mortality and memory, loss and desire. The range of films in this programme parallels the range of bodies found in a public swimming pool: from a satiric parable on non-conformity and habits of the human rat race to the recollections of a woman whose Native ancestry was obscured by the social mores of the recent past; from a sensual and meditative study of two interlocking hands, embracing a territory of gender ambiguity and identity, to a large black mole above an Asian woman’s breast, serving as a metaphor for cultural and sexual difference. Join us for celebration of the body by such filmmakers as Barry Greenwald, Shanti Thakur, Susan Oxtoby, Mike Cartmell, Helen Lee, Mike Hoolboom, Katherine Asals and Michael Caines.