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Date: Fri May 01 2009 - 16:05:06 PDT
Early Monthly Segments is a new monthly film series in Toronto named after an early film by Robert Beavers, and is inspired by the immediacy, vibrancy and experimentation found in that film. Programmed by Scott Berry, Chris Kennedy, and Kate MacKay this series will feature historical and contemporary avant-garde films in a salon-like setting at the Gladstone Art Bar. In this relaxed context with refreshing beverages and food available, we hope to encourage a convivial atmosphere for engaged viewing and post-screening dialogues. Thanks to everyone at The Gladstone Hotel.
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EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS
#3 = 5/5/09 = Vera Chytilová + Len Lye
The third installment of the Early Monthly Segments film series brings us one of the pinnacles of the Czech New Wave. Vera Chytilová’s first film Daisies follows the adventures of two precocious young roommates as they careen and cavort through life. Their response to a no good world is to resolve to be even worse. Chytilová makes sure the visual style is as energetic as her young (dis)ingénues—cutting wildly between film-stocks, inserting pixilated collage sequences and propelling it all along with a bopping soundtrack and a keen sense of humour. Unsurprisingly, the Czech censors were not amused; the seduction of sugar daddies, sequences of unbridled dance and wanton waste of food caused the film to be immediately banned, as all good things are.
Daisies (Sedmikrásky), 16mm, 1966, 76 mins, color/b&w
Directed by Vera Chytilová, Cinematography by Jaroslav Kucera
starring Ivana Karbanová & Jitka Cerhová
Music by Jirí Slitr & Jirí Sust
Screened with: Free Radicals, Len Lye, 16mm, 1958, 5 minutes
@ the Gladstone Hotel Art Bar | 1214 Queen St West
Tuesday May 5, 2009 | 7:30pm screening | $5 donation
#4 = June 2009 = Date TBA = short films by Ellie Epp, Vanessa O’Neill & Rebecca Meyers
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