Juma Pariri: Pe ataju jumali/Hot Air (Ar Quente)

Pleasure Dome is pleased to co-present the Toronto screening of Juma Pariri’s film Pe ataju jumali/Hot Air (Ar Quente). This is the Canadian premiere of the Indigenous artist’s experimental short film. This event is presented in partnership with OCAD Graduate Studies and York University’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology, the Centre for Feminist Research, and the Hemispheric Encounters Network. Reception with Juma Pariri to follow.

Part of Fall 2023

Touching Nature Touching You

This online program features ten new works by media artists and filmmakers working across Canada and internationally, including Iran, Mexico, Egypt, Croatia, the US, and the Netherlands. With works ripe with both humor and the vagaries of frustration and grief, this screening invites audiences to reflect on the nuances of “nature,” changing environmental and social ecosystems, and the relationships between ourselves and others—both beings and materials.

Part of Fall 2023, Uncategorized

New Toronto Works 2023

Pleasure Dome is pleased to announce the 2023 iteration of our highly-anticipated annual screening series “New Toronto Works,” which will return to an in-person screening this fall for the first time since before the pandemic! Please join us in viewing ten new works made in the past year by artists and filmmakers who are based in the Greater Toronto Area. A number of the artists will be present at the screening and will take part in a post-screening Q&A.

Part of Fall 2023

Trâm Anh Nguyen, Hoa, 14:25, 2023

Blood Ties

Join us for our second in-person screening of the season. Guest programmed by Clare Samuel, this screening features works Lynne Sachs, Elisa Gonzalez, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Tanya Lukin Linklater, and Hao Zhou. Curated into a screening called “Blood Ties,” each film reflects different understandings and re-imaginings of what it means to be interconnected with each other and the world around us. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with Toronto-based filmmaker Elisa Gonzalez and Brooklyn-based filmmaker Lynne Sachs. Co-presented by Pleasure Dome, the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, and Kino Rebelde.

Part of Spring 2023

Reimagining Queer Liberation

Join us for our first in-person screening of the year on April 26 at Small World Centre in Toronto. Guest programmed by Jacob Crepeault, this screening features new work by 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadian artists Lina Wu, Chanelle Lajoie, Madi Piller and Sina Âwsémoon, Madeleine Scott, Trâm Anh Nguyễn, Sam Gurry, M.O. Guzman, Kym McDaniel, and Yace Sula that reflect different understandings and re-imagining of what queer liberation means today.

Part of Spring 2023

Elise Rasmussen, In The Valley of the Moon: Online, January 6-13, 2023

Pleasure Dome is excited to start our new year with the North American premiere of Elise Rasmussen’s “In the Valley of the Moon,”  a 16mm film transferred to 4K. The work emerged from the artist’s site-responsive residency at La Wayaka in Chile.

 

 

Part of Winter 2023

FLUIDØ – Shu Lea Cheang

York University’s Queer Summer Institute welcome filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang to present a screening of her newest film, the futuristic cypherpunk socio-political thriller FLUIDØ.

Wed, May 11
IN-PERSON
TIFF Bell Lightbox
BUY TICKETS $14
9:00pm

Part of Spring 2022

planetary ruins & other possibilities – Spring 2022

planetary ruins & other possibilities is a program of experimental films that explore the ecological and geological as forms of media, archival sites, and spaces for speculative mining and mapping.

Curated by Dhvani Ramanujam.

Co-presented by Archive/Counter Archive.

Join us for closing zoom Q&A Wed., May 4, 7:30 pm EST with artist in attendance, moderated by Dhvani Ramanujam.

image credit: Tellurian Drama, Riar Rizaldi (Indonesia/Hong Kong 2020)

This program has expired. Please enjoy the recorded Q&A.

Part of Spring 2022

Domestic Documents: Spaces of Care & Crisis

Shifting between physical and generational boundaries, the works in Domestic Documents: Spaces of Care & Crisis take the domestic as a starting point for inquiry, asking how the interactions within these spaces inform female friendships, maternal relations, and intergenerational trauma.

Curated by Lena Chen

image credit: Love and Labor. Intimacy and Isolation. Care and Survival., Maternal Fantasies (Berlin, 2021)

Online program. This program has expired. Please enjoy the recorded Q&A.

Part of Spring 2022

Love and Labor. Intimacy and Isolation. Care and Survival., Maternal Fantasies (Berlin, 2021)

Queer Frontiers presents Steve Reinke

Pleasure Dome is pleased to co-present with LOMAA to welcome Steve Reinke for their Queer Frontiers series! Reinke will be presenting an online screening of The Genital is Superfluous: Final Thoughts, Series Four and will be presenting new work, Father, Limping Through a Field of Clover, in his virtual artist talk! Sunday Nov. 7 – 14, 2021.

Part of Fall 2021

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