Transmissions broadens our view of contemporary world cinema by showcasing noteworthy works that fall outside of traditional modes of distribution. Due to a variety of circumstantial factors, each of the films showcased in this series has failed to screen in the Vancouver area and is unlikely to otherwise.
For filmmakers wishing to place their work in dialogue with international cinema, for cinephiles attempting to enrich their aesthetic appreciation, and for adventurous viewers curious about what lies beyond the officially sanctioned programming of local festivals and multiplexes, Transmissions provides crucial access to acclaimed films that would be next to impossible to see without travelling the length of the festival circuit. At a time when distribution networks are becoming more and more insular and mainstream critics are narrowing their aesthetic interests, this quarterly series is dedicated to developing a dialogue around some of the most significant, and oftentimes neglected, works being made today.

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