• Sailboat
  • Wavelength
  • Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper

Moments of Perception: Experimental Film in Canada

  • In Person

    Jim Shedden—a Toronto-based curator, publisher/editor, writer, music programmer, and filmmaker—is coeditor of Moments of Perception: Experimental Film in Canada.

In a personal account of four landmark Canadian experimental filmmakers, Jim Shedden will briefly describe the experience of seeing each of these films in his teens and how that experience blew open his sense of what cinema could do and what audiences could experience. He will also discuss the recently published Moments of Perception, which provides a history and critical framework for understanding Canadian experimental film, while also arguing that the tradition is an international one with porous borders. In the book, the term experimental reflects heterogenous approaches to cinema: sometimes magical, sensual, intellectual, emotive moving-image works that are engaged with political, personal, medium-reflexive, and philosophical themes.

Films in this Screening

Sailboat

Joyce Wieland, Canada, 1967

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins
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  • Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper

David Rimmer, Canada, 1970

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 9 mins
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  • Academy Film Archive

Maltese Cross Movement

Keewatin Dewdney, Canada, 1967

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 8 mins
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  • Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

Wavelength

Michael Snow, Canada, United States, 1967

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 45 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema