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Antimatter Film Festival
October 12 to 20, 2012 | Victoria, BC, Canada
Antimatter is celebrating 15 years of subversive cinema with a new venue, more democratic price structure, and the great programming audiences have come to expect from this long-running festival. From October 12 to 20, festival-goers will be treated to performances, installations and screenings of feature-length and short films from as far away as Iran, Finland and Japan.
This year’s nightly screening series will take place at The Vic Theatre, a 200-plus-seat venue with a 24-foot screen, great sightlines and top-notch projection and sound. Each screening will have pay-what-you-can price structure, allowing more cinema-lovers to enjoy the diverse offerings at Antimatter. Cinephiles will find environmentalism, music, documentary, found footage, analogue techniques, collage and much more in this year’s Antimatter program, which runs the gamut from poignant to provocative.
Screening highlights include features such as Alex MacKenzie’s 16mm performance Intertidal, which draws on inspiration from ’40s marine scientist Ed Ricketts and French filmmaker Jean Painleve to explore the life on BC’s shores and The Great Northwest, Matt McCormick’s retracing of a road trip conducted by four Seattle women over 50 years ago, using nothing but a long-lost scrapbook as his guide. There is also an eclectic mix of short works, such as Craig’s Cutting Room Floor, a film made entirely of single frames discarded by underground legend Craig Baldwin; A Tribe Called Red and Ehren BEARwitness Thomas’ Woodcarver, created in response to the murder of John T. Williams by a Seattle police officer; Manhole 452, a fictional account of the dangers of San Francisco’s manhole covers, and over 100 other films. Many of the films presented at Antimatter are local, regional, or global premieres.
In tandem with Antimatter’s screenings are two installations. Salas... (cartel series), which will be found in the lobby of The Vic Theatre, is an excerpt from Julio Orozco’s “Movie Houses of the Past, Projections in the Future,” wherein the Tijuana native used his photos of the city’s disappearing cinemas to create fictional film posters. October 13 to 27 at Deluge Contemporary Art is Methods for Composing Random Compositions, where Adán De La Garza uses non-musical objects to elicit 17 different sound performances; De La Garza will be on hand to present the video pieces and discuss his work. Also at Deluge is The Ride, a short film about Vienna’s “Prater,” an urban amusement park.
Antimatter is also excited to be hosting Home Movie Day on October 20, where there will be a screening of Tourist Season, a collection of vintage films of Victoria from the 1930s through the 1980s—and if you have your own Victoria home movies you’d like to share, be sure to get in touch.
Screenings are a $5–$8 suggested donation; installations are free. Full schedule and program guide available at locations across Greater Victoria, or online at http://www.antimatter.ws/prog12.html
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Antimatter Film Festival
636 Yates St, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1L3
250 385 3327 www.antimatter.ws