Sunday, November 07, 2004

Super Wednesday

A veritable bevy of events coming at you this Wednesday. More proof that the universe is bountiful yet unjust. Wear your running shoes. All events are free.

Jennifer Reeves' The Time We Killed (2004, 94 min, B&W)
Starring Lisa Jarnot, and including her poetry!

Cinematheque Ontario
November 10, 6:30 p.m.
Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St. West
*The director will be present for Q & A at the screening
(more info. below)

Lexiconjury XXVI: The Secret Swingilicious Lexiconjury Martini Party!
November 10, 8:00 p.m.
Cobalt (Bathurst/College)
featuring Alice Burdick, Stephen Cain, and Ryan Knighton

Art Starts Youth Open Mike Night
November 10, 6:30 p.m.
(w/ host Mark Truscott)
Maria A. Shchuka District Library
1745 Eglinton Avenue West

A Sparky Pictures Inc. Production. Produced by Jennifer T. Reeves and Randy Sterns. Written, directed, edited by Jennifer Reeves. Poems by Lisa Jarnot. Music by Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins, Pitt Reeves. With: Lisa Jarnot, Valeska Peschke, Rainer Dragon, Susan Arthur, Jennifer Reeves.

"In this film, an agoraphobic writer retreats into the presumed safety of her New York City apartment, only to be confronted with psychic travails triggered by
overheard conversations about suicide in a neighboring apartment, televised images of the American invasion of Iraq, memories of September 11, and thoughts and dreams of childhood experiences, travel adventures, and former lovers. The confinement of the protagonist's apartment world is visually expressed through crisp black-and-white digital video cinematography. These present-moment scenes are interlaced throughout the film with more lyrical passages, which represent the flights of fancy of the protagonist's internal, subjective world. Such moments are visually expressed by the filmmaker in more abstract fashion, through the use of dazzling images photographed on 16mm black-and-white motion picture film. The panoply of landmark experimental techniques, such as grainy and overexposed shots (all photographed and optically manipulated by Reeves' own hands), imbue this film with a rich and varied texture. A brilliant feature debut".
--JON GARTENBERG, Film programmer, Tribeca Film Festival.

Berlin International Film Festival: FIPRESCI Award in the Forum section Tribeca Film Festival: Best NY, NY Narrative Feature OUTFEST, Los Angeles: Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award

A full-length interview with Reeves about The Time We Killed (by Brent Kite), appears in the Fall 2004 Cinema Scope issue.


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