Flick Harrison's Marie Tyrell-Vancouver Premiere

From: ben d (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 23 2006 - 15:46:17 PST

1974 meets 2006:
Underground Vancouver filmmaker Flick Harrison
adapts D.M. Fraser's tour de force, Marie Tyrell


Marie Tyrell is a humanizing portrait of a woman on death row, from
inquisitive teen to uncompromising revolutionary leader. Like the 1974
short story by legendary local author D.M Fraser, Harrison's film weaves
multiple perspectives, splintered time and forceful poetic language into a
startling examination of the politics of dissent.

* BEST NARRATIVE FILM - Northwest Film & Video Fest *

Mixing painterly compositions, traditional narrative, and a richly-layered
bombardment of symbols and imagery, Marie Tyrell hijacks the aesthetics of
high-art and hostage-video, of indymedia and indiewood.

"This film really knocked me out; it's a great story, and the style is
appropriately rad." - Sam Green, Director, The Weather Underground

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society and Spartacus Books present Film
Interactive: a Cinematic Salon with Flick Harrison

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 7pm

At Spartacus Books, 319 West Hastings - admission by donation

Vancouver's premiere screening of Marie Tyrell, a short film and
interactive video based on a short story by D.M. Fraser followed by
conversation with the filmmaker and Camille Baker, artist and interactive
media instructor.

Interactive DVD: Buttons in the video can also "interrogate" the
narrative, and the politics of the film's production, by calling up
documentary segments: for instance, an interview with Erik Paulsson, who
sat on a BC Arts funding jury which rejected Marie Tyrell. Including
original footage of Noam Chomsky, Svend Robinson, Larry Campbell, the
Woodwards Squat, Arts Council Jurists, and antiwar protests. After
screening the video, the Cinematic Salon will see and discuss the
interactive elements.

"?Psychedelic polemic? recalls the whole spectrum of 1970s
political energy?" - Geist Magazine

Rare Screening: Premiered at Portland's Northwest Film and
Video Fest in November, 2004 - and awarded Best Narrative Film. Marie
Tyrell has since been passed hand to hand samizdat-style. In the days
since the 2003 closure of micro cinema the Blinding Light, Vancouver has
been without a venue to exhibit, and therefore foster, the work of local,
non-mainstream film artists.

"Films by Flick promise to provoke a range of reactions, from simple
disgust to something as noble as social enlightenment." - Katherine Monk,
Vancouver Sun

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.