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30th IMAGES FESTIVAL
April 20 - 27, 2017

The 30th annual Images Festival takes place April 20- 27, 2017 across Toronto and will be attended by more than 25,000 people. Focusing on local, national, and international contemporary moving image culture, Images Festival continues to present vanguard projects across cinematic, exhibition and live platforms. The festival includes eight days of screenings, events, performance, and exhibitions, featuring over 80 different moving image works!

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Nicolás Pereda and Andrea Bussman, Tales of Two Who Dreamt, 2016. Image courtesy of the artists.

OPENING NIGHT
Tales of Two Who Dreamt
Nicolás Pereda and Andrea Bussmann

Thursday April 20, 7PM
Royal Cinema, 608 College St.
$ 15 general admission
$ 10 students, seniors, underemployed ticket price includes access to
Opening Night Party and Performance

Making its Toronto premiere, Tales of Two Who Dreamt marks the return of Nicolás Pereda and Andrea Bussmann with their first collaborative feature. Centred around an asylum-seeking Hungarian family awaiting their Canadian residency status, this experimental narrative takes an exceptionally imaginative and humanist approach to the act of personal storytelling.

Followed by Opening Night Party and Performance at Niagara Custom Lab, featuring Kerstin Schroedinger’s Bläue/Blueness. ($10)


CANADIAN ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Deirdre Logue

Saturday April 22, 7PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
$15 general admission
$10 students, seniors, underemployed

As an analogous iteration more akin to a floodlight, the 2017 Canadian Artist Spotlight on Deirdre Logue will be turned over completely to other voices to shine beyond the singular artist persona working within a community. While taking up space across three gallery exhibitions, Logue will also be giving up space. This year’s spotlight will be given over to eight other artists to do whatever they choose—artists who have influenced her in her twenty-five years as an artist; artists who she has admired from afar, who she has argued with; and artists who have looked up to her, critiqued her, and followed her.

The 2017 Canadian Artist Spotlight features new works by Rita McKeough, Steve Reinke, Eleanor King, Adrienne Crossman, Serena Lee, Cait McKinney, Midi Onodera, and Erika DeFreitas.


MEET YOU MORE THAN HALF-WAY: THE TORONTO WE KNOW
Works by Mehrtash Mohit, Stephanie Comilang, b.h. Yael, Taravat Khalili
Guest program by Tess Takahashi and Michael Zryd

Sunday April 23, 7PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed

The films in this program are disparate in style, all employing different experimental and documentary techniques to unsettle the stories they tell. While all possess strong authorial voices, nothing here is expected or given, even as they reach out to meet us more than half way. The layered voices that emerge in each work shift across registers of audibility and visibility in the form of intertitles, translated subtitles, personal recountings, speculative framings, telephone calls, diary fragments, voice recordings, re-animations, selfies, stolen hand-held recordings, drone footage, and family photographs. However, what connects them is that from work to work, each tells its particular story of migration and loss, what it means to remember the past, what it means to be a family, what it means to belong.


ELECTRO-PYTHAGORAS (A PORTRAIT OF MARTIN BARTLETT)
Luke Fowler

Wednesday April 26, 8PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
$15 general admission
$10 students, seniors, underemployed

Electro-Pythagoras is an intimate and subjective portrait of the late Martin Bartlett, the Canadian
electronic music pioneer. His contribution as an interdisciplinary composer, educator, and founding member of Western Front, though undoubtedly extensive, is in danger of being erased from cultural memory since his death from AIDS in 1993.

Navigating an array of archival materials including letters, correspondences, notebooks, personal photos, films, and a huge body of unreleased music and field recordings held at the archives of Simon Fraser University, Electro-Pythagoras is a journey through the evolution of Bartlett’s musical time and space, softly guided by Luke Fowler’s insightful camera and montage—creating an experimental portrait that defies onedimensionality.

Presented as a double bill with a screening followed by a performance by Luke Fowler and Ernst Karel.


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Martine Syms, Incense, Sweaters, and Ice, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

CLOSING NIGHT
Incense, Sweaters, and Ice
Martine Syms

Thursday April 27, 7PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
$15 general admission
$10 students, seniors, underemployed

Incense, Sweaters, and Ice is a new feature film inspired by the idea that anything one does while being watched is a performance. The film follows three protagonists—Mrs. Queen Esther Bernetta White, Girl, and WB (“whiteboy”)—as they navigate the dramas of surveillance, moving between looking, being looked at, and remaining unseen. How does the ever-present potential image affect the way we act and the way we see ourselves? By examining how cinema now happens in real time, Syms works between the documented and the live to find the lie.


FESTIVAL TICKETS AND MEMBERSHIP

Advance Tickets are available online at imagesfestival.com starting on March 23, 2017. Tickets are also available on our Facebook page and Online Store.

Same Day Tickets will go on sale at the appropriate venue starting one hour before the event. Cash and credit cards accepted.

MEMBERSHIP!!!
Become an Images member, support your favourite artist-run festival and get privileged access to our 2017 programming!

Individual Membership ONLY $75, and includes:

  • ONE Festival Pass
  • ONE limited edition Images Totes Bag
  • Preferred box office privileged (tickets reserved for members until 15mins before curtain)

Please visit imagesfestival.com to learn about our other membership options!

* Tax receipts may be issued for a portion of memberships.


Donate to the Images Festival
The Images Festival is a non-profit charitable organization that relies on individual support as well as our public and private funders.

Support Images Festival at Canada Helps.


Images Festival would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Tourism, and Goethe Institut.


For Festival inquiries, contact Emily Fitzpatrick: outreach@imagesfestival.com

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