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Phosphenia! a hypnotic film experience

XINEMA Program 9

Image: Dave Biddle, still from B.I.I.R.D. W.A.T.C.H.E.R.S., 2023, digital video, courtesy of the artist

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Explore the chasms of the human subconscious and confront the creatures of cannibalistic psychedelia. If you haven’t entered into deep slumber by the end of the program, something has gone terribly wrong…


Anthropophagy (2022), Rafael Zen, 3 min
A references to Oswald de Andrade’s influential Anthropophagic Manifesto, challenging the ethical implications of a local market that exploits international students, artists, and thinkers.

The Fantastic Adventures of Cloudman (2011), Phoebe Parsons, 14 min
Will Cloudman make it through these adventures in psychedelia and mixed media to save the planet, or possibly the universe?

B.I.I.R.D. W.A.T.C.H.E.R.S. (2023), Dave Biddle, 17 min
Committed to keeping communities focused on the future by enforcing a strict No Meditating policy in public spaces.

Piciformes (2023), Pablo Garcia Garcia, 9 min
Two maintenance workers of a flower shop remember a horse named princess.


Filmmakers in attendance, Q&A after the screening.


XINEMA is an ongoing series that showcases emerging and established filmmakers within and around “Vancouver”, BC to strengthen and preserve the local experimental film scene.



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