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
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.
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.