Grass is red and blood is green
XINEMA Program 7
Image: Oliver New, still from ROBOTS STOLE THE MORNING, courtesy of the artist
XINEMA presents: Grass is red and blood is green, a program featuring a live-action “girl horror”, an obscure excerpt from a 3D computer animated film, and a multimedia stop-motion short. Enter into the psychotropic effects of social isolation, the dark beauty of chaos, and discomfort of the unknown…
Ponytail (2008) Barry Doupé 92 min [3 min EXCERPT]
A look into Doupé’s unique 3D computer animated renditions.
Honeycomb (2022) Avalon Fast 70 min
Five girls decide to live in a remote cabin on their own terms, however a utopian fantasy turns into a vengeful nightmare.
ROBOTS STOLE THE MORNING (2022) Oliver New 3 min
An animated figure flows through different forms and mediums at the hands of demons.
Filmmakers in attendance, Q&A after the screening.
XINEMA is an ongoing series that showcases emerging and established filmmakers within and around “Vancouver”, BC in order to preserve the experimental film scene. Curated by Celina de Leon & Sidney Gordon
Avalon Fast, Barry Doupé, Oliver New
Ansi meets Holappa, and these two lonely souls feel they are meant for each other, but Fate may have other ideas... Aki Kaurismäki crafts a poignant and pertinent comedy which picked up the Jury Prize at Cannes.
Cinema Salon: The Godfather, Part II
Coppola's majesterial sequel enriches and expands on the themes of the first film. Robert De Niro is the young Vito Corleone in flashbacks. Al Pacino tries to fill his father's shoes at the head of the family. Guest: Federico Fuoco.
In this poignant collaborative project, a trio of Indigenous west coast changemakers from the Nlaka'pamux, shíshálh and the Secwépemc Nations are learning and documenting the traditional cultural teachings and legacies of their Elders.
Orlando, My Political Biography
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, the transgressive novel is used as a framework to investigate the very real contemporary struggles of trans and non-binary people. Winner of the Teddy Award and Encounters Jury Prize at Berlin Film Festival.