Film

Neige Noir screening [Factory Media Centre]

 

 

 

'neige noir' screening by Carl Brown 

Art Crawl: May 12th, 2017. 7-10pm.
228 James St. North, Hamilton ON

Factory Media Centre is pleased to screen neige noir by established Ontario filmmaker Carl Brown as part of our Factory Media Gallery Series during the monthly James St. North Art Crawl. Carl Brown’s films and photographs have been exhibited internationally, including the Centre Pompidou, to the Louvre, the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Musée de Beaux Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kunst Gallery in Seoul, the Sao Paulo Biennale, and the Madrid Bienal de la Imagen en Novimento. Carl’s breathtaking colour and a meditative rhythm is founded on a material-oriented technique involving the chemical manipulation of film, such as hand-processing, toning and tinting, liquid emulsion, reticulation, stacking and dried crystal bleach formations, and optical printing.

neige noire
by Carl Brown & John Kamevaar
Canada / 1:04:00 / 2003 / sound / colour
Screening in 16mm dual-projection. Begins at 7pm.

Curated by Josephine Massarell.

 

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton

150 Seconds of Ontario Film Festival: Part 2 [Factory Media Centre]

 

 

 

150 Seconds of Ontario Film Festival – PART TWO: Labour and Love 

May 18th, 2017, 7PM

Join us for a film program co-presented by the Factory Media Centre and the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre as part of the 150 Seconds of Ontario Film Festival. Presented in commemoration of the procession of Hamilton's Nine Hours Pioneers, a virtual general strike of Hamilton's skilled workers in May of 1872, this film program links experiences of work with the connections shared between parents and children, lovers and workers. Highlighting the work and perspectives of filmmakers from Ontario, the program includes a short experimental film by conceptual artist Joyce Wielend of workers on the picket line in Kitchener, to a daughter reflecting on her father's life as a miner in Northwestern Ontario. Curated by Tara Bursey

Featured Films:

  • Solidarity by Joyce Wieland
  • Dirty Laundry by Richard Fung
  • Curse Cures by Lesley Loksi Chan
  • Northland: The Long Journey by Edie Steiner
  • My Father, Francis by Casey Mecija

This event has been sponsored by the Ontario150 Community Celebration Program to support the Factory Media Centre in commemorating and celebrating Ontario’s 150th anniversary in 2017. For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or tara@wahc-museum.ca

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton

Changing the Script Film Festival [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

Changing the Script Film Festival

May 3-6, 2017

Changing the Script is a film festival that examines film through the lens of mental health. Thank you to our Community partner McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences for supporitng this important festival.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for AGH Members.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, by phone at 905.527.6610, ext. 252, in person at the AGH Visitor Services or the screening venue 30 minutes prior to start time.

For more information about the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Changing the Script 2017 Film Festival, please visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com.

CHANGING THE SCRIPT FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE – May 3 to 6, 2017

1) BURDEN - Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm

Dir. Tim Marrinan/Richard Dewey, USA, 2016, Documentary, 86 min., 14A (Screening at the AGH Annex)

This year’s opening film Burden is a probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who pushed the limits of creative expression and risked his life in the name of art. Panel discussion to follow the screening,

2) LAURENCE ANYWAYS - Thursday, May 4 at 7 pm

Dr. Xavier Dolan, Canada, 2012, Drama, 168 min., 14A (Screening at the AGH Annex)

Laurence Anyways highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings. Her tremulous relationship with her family is further complicated by revealing herself to them while she struggles to find comfort with her significant other Frederique. Though others may not initially accept or understand Laurence in her true form, those who knew her before her transformation still know her as Laurence, anyways.  Panel discussion to follow the screening.

3) DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE - Friday, May 5 at 6:30 pm - 

Dir. John Nguyen/Rick Barnes, USA/Denmark, 2016, Documentary, 90 min. 14A (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton)

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch: The Art Lifeinfuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.  Panel discussion to follow the screening.

4) TRAINSPOTTING - Friday, May 5 at 9 pm

Dir. Danny Boyle, UK, 1996, Drama, 94 min. 14A (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre)

A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friendsPanel discussion to follow the screening.

5) LA STRADA - Saturday, May 6 at 4 pm

Dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1954, Drama, 108 minutes,  PG (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton)

With La Strada, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide. 1957 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film.  Community Partner: Cinema Insieme. Panel discussion to follow the screening. 

6) THE STAIRS - Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 pm

Dir. Hugh Gibson, Canada, 2016, Documentary, 95 minutes, 14A (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton)

The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg and Roxanne, each of whom survived decades of street-involvement. Using their experiences to ease the paths of others, each performs social work in their old neighbourhood, while struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years, The Stairs is a non-judgemental character study of life on society’s margins. Defying stereotypes through intimate portraits, its remarkable subjects are by turns surprising, funny, shocking and moving. Winner of the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Best Canadian Film of 2016. Panel discussion with Director Hugh Gibson to follow.

7) CLEAN SHAVEN - Saturday, May 6 at 9 pm

Dir. Lodge Kerrigan, UK, 1993, Drama, 79 minutes, 14A (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton)

Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In a brief moment of congruence, he shatters his image reflected in a window, perhaps to more properly align it with his fragmented psyche.  Panel discussion to follow the screening.

 

INFO: Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wo_agh_film_series.php
TIX: 905-527-6610, ext. 232 or email film@artgalleryofhamilton.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 19:00
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 19:00
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 18:30
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 21:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 16:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 18:30
Various

POLY 2017 [Factory Media Centre]

 

 

 

POLY 2017: Master of None 

Art Crawl: April 14, 2017. 7-10pm.
228 James St. North, Hamilton ON

Factory Media Centre is pleased to present POLY 2017, McMaster University’s Multimedia Program Graduating Exhibition, featuring multidisciplinary works by students and creators of all backgrounds and creative practices. Featured artists include: Adam Austin, Allison Hamilton, Ans Li, Courtney McNeely, Daven Bigelow, Dimitri Marekic, Ella Gair, James Clark, Jason Lau, Jessica Escoto, Leah Flanagan, Luke Meneok, Marco Gugliucciello, Marwa Eid, Nick Bommarito, Nicole Vasarevic, Serafina Thoma, and Sherri Murray

“The McMaster Multimedia program is a unique program where students dabble in design, code, audio, photography and time-based production, all while grounding their technical knowledge with media theory and artistic critique. We come from diverse walks of life and academic and professional backgrounds, all weaving in distinct world views and approaches in multimedia production. The result is a thriving community of artists with diverse voices, coming together in synergy to create a truly multifaceted body of work ranging from documentaries to musical albums and graphic design. As jacks of all trades, we believe that being a master of none is more important than a master of one. And while we usually wear many hats, this month, we wear just one thing on our heads—our graduation cap.”
— McMaster Multimedia Class of 2017

Join us in celebrating the graduating work of the class of 2017 during this month’s art crawl, Friday April 14th, 7-10pm.

 

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton

National Canadian Film Day 150 [Factory Media Centre]

 

 

 

National Canadian Film Day 150

April 19, 2017 is National Canadian Film Day 150, a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial. To celebrate, the Factory Media Centre will present two award-winning Canadian films. 

*FREE ADMISSION. Seating is limited. 

7pm Manufactured Landscapes

by Director: Jennifer Baichwal Year: 2006 Run Time: 86min
A remarkable meditation on humanity’s impact on the environment, this doc follows internationally acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky to China, where he documents industrial landscapes and their impact on the surrounding natural world. Exploring the surprising beauty amid the waste generated by factories and dumps, Burtynsky and documentarian Jennifer Baichwal travel across the vast landscape, capturing incredible visuals that need little commentary.An impactful but subtle statement about humanity’s impact on the world, Manufactured Landscapes’ powerful images raise more questions than answers.

https://canadianfilmday.ca/film/manufactured-landscapes/

9pm Incendies

Director: Denis Villeneuve Year: 2010 Run Time: 130min

A life in Canada, a secret past in Jordan. A dying mother (Azabal) in Montreal leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. Jeanne (Désormeaux-Poulin) is to deliver hers to the father the twins never knew, and Simon (Gaudette) is to give his to the brother they didn’t know they had. The siblings travel to the Middle East separately, where they uncover a startling and painful family history

Incendies is the kind of film you’ll want to watch more than once. With intricate timelines and a family drama spanning two very different continents, the twists and turns of Denis Villeneuve’s celebrated adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s award-winning play are explosive, frightening and emotionally intense.
Winner of eight Genie Awards and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

https://canadianfilmday.ca/film/incendies/

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 19:00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 21:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton

150 Seconds of Ontario Film Festival [Factory Media Centre]

 

 

 

150 Seconds of Ontario Film Festival – PART ONE: Hand-Processed & Experimental 

April. 7th, 2017 from 7pm-10pm
228 James St. North, Hamilton ON

As the inaugural event for the 150 Seconds of Ontario Film Festival, the Factory Media Centre presents an evening of films created by established Ontario filmmakers in recognition of the 150th anniversary of our country. We want to highlight the amazing filmmaking talent our province has to offer while inspiring a new generation of filmmakers. On April 7th, 2017, we will screen a program spotlighting hand-processed and experimental films that explore nature, place and memory in our great Ontario landscape. Please join us for an artist discussion with filmmakers: Barbara Sternberg, Josephine Massarella and Kelly Egan prior to the screening to hear about their filmmaking processes and how our province’s rich culture and history has inspired their practice and work.

 

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton

National Canadian Film Day [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 

National Canadian Film Day
Wednesday April 19th at 7pm & 9:30pm
Staircase Theatre 27 Dundurn St. N, Hamilton Ontario
Two locally produced feature films will screen as part of the World’s Largest Film Festival. 

Reel Canada and the Hamilton Film Festival present

7pm - LUCKY 7
Stephen Hayes | Canada | 2011 | Drama
Award winning film "Lucky 7" is set in Hamilton where the Mob families that run the Province are jockeying for power in a changing landscape. 

9:30pm - BED OF THE DEAD (Hamilton Premiere)
Jeff Maher | Canada | 88min | 2016 | Horror
Four twentysomethings find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death.  Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.

General Admission $10
Double-Feature $15

http://www.hamiltonfilmfestival.com/schedule.html

 

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 19:00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 21:30
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON

Medfest 2017: Eros and Thanatos [AGH Annex]

MEDFEST 2017: EROS AND THANATOS

 

Wednesday April 12th
6pm

AGH Annex, 118 James St N
$5 advance tickets online here

We invite you to join us for our second year of MedFest, an international, medically-themed film festival.

This year's MedFest centres on LIFE AND DEATH, and will touch on pressing contemporary concerns of palliative care, euthanasia, immortality, transhumanism, and artificial intelligence.

The festival will be held at the AGH Design Annex in Hamilton, and will feature a panel drawn from distinguished clinician-professors and leaders in the arts community. Each film will be followed by a cross-disciplinary discussion involving our panel speakers and audience participation.

We are pleased to announce that this year's event will include a reception, with refreshments and cheese. This is to encourage discourse between community members, students, residents, and staff – particularly from the departments of psychiatry and family medicine.

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 18:00
AGH Design Annex, 118 James St N, Hamilton, ON

AGH ilovefilm Series: April [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

2016-17 ilovefilm SERIES

Film lovers in the Greater Hamilton Area can experience some of the best in world cinema during the Art Gallery of Hamilton's ilovefilmseries 2017 season.  The ilovefilmseries brings outstanding films from around the world to Hamilton with three screenings each month throughout the year.

 

 

Paula

Wednesday, April 5, 7 pm
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Christian Schwochow | Germany | 2016 | Drama | 123min |
NYR | German w/English subtitles

Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial
Germany in the year 1900, but budding artist Paula Becker is
determined to make her own rules. The exuberant 24-year-old
woman rejects the conventional and explores her unique style.
She flourishes in the countryside art community of Worpswede,
where she develops friendships with artist Clara Westhoff and 
poet Rainer Maria Rilke. By marrying painter Otto Modersohn, 
she hopes to find a creative soulmate.

AGH Members $8 
Non-Members $10

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wo_agh_film_series.php

 

 

 

 

 

My Winnipeg

Wednesday, April 19, 7 pm
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Country: Canada | 2008 | Director: Guy Maddin | 80 Minutes | 
Drama | English | 14A

April 19 is National Canadian Film Day and to celebrate we are 
excited to present a free screening of Guy Maddin’s ‘My Winnipeg’ 
at the AGH Annex.  A true Canadian treasure and one of the most 
imaginative voices in cinema Guy Maddin weaves fact, fantasy and 
memory seamlessly together in this portrait of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

FREE Admission

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wo_agh_film_series.php

 

 

 

Saint Monica

Friday, April 21, 7 pm
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Terrance Odette | Canada | 2002 | Drama | 82min | PG

Saint Monica centres on a young girl named Monica, whose 
fervent desire is to return to the Toronto church with which she 
grew up. Determined to play an angel in its annual Christmas 
procession, Monica steals a pair of wings and prepares to join 
the rest of the cast. Complications arise when an eccentric old 
woman (Clare Coulter) steals them back.

Q&A with Director Terrance Odette to follow screening.

AGH Members $8 
Non-Members $10

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wo_agh_film_series.php

 

The ilovefilmseries pass includes 10 tickets, is transferrable and valid for one year from the date of purchase. Passes can be purchased by AGH Members and Students Access participants for $72 and general admission for $90. Tickets are $8 for AGH Members and Student Access participants and $10 for general admission. Tickets and passes may be purchased online at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, in person at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and at the AGH Design Annex, and at the screening venue 30-minutes prior to the start time.

INFO: Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wo_agh_film_series.php
TIX: 905-527-6610, ext. 232 or email film@artgalleryofhamilton.com

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 19:00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 19:00
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 19:00
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Saint Patrick's Day Film Trivia [AGH Annex]

 

 

 

Saint Patrick's Day Film Trivia

Bring your luck, best guesses, and know-it-all skills to the AGH Annex on Saint Patrick's Day for an evening of Film Trivia with AGH EMERGE. Have a few green beverages and learn some new fun facts. The winning team will take away a special prize pack from Collective Arts and other great gifts!

March 17, 2017 at 7pm - 9pm

EMERGE Members: Free | AGH Members $8 | General: $10

The AGH Annex exhibition space features experimental contemporary art installations by artists from Hamilton and farther afield. The AGH Annex provides artists with a new location in which to present works in all media, including new media. The space welcomes Hamilton residents and visitors to engage with contemporary art in a highly visible and accessible venue in the heart of Hamilton’s James Street North Arts District.

 

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
118 James Street North, Hamilton ON

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