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Short Circuit -- Night One

Fri. May 8th 2015 Vic Theatre $10

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Short Circuit -- Night One:

CineVic’s Short Circuit film festival returns for a fourth year to celebrate P...
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Fri. May 8th 2015 + Add to Calendar Vic Theatre (All Ages)
7:00pm $10.00

Presented by:

CineVic Society Of Independent Filmmakers
CineVic is an artist-run society supporting independent film...
Open / Operational

Hard-copy tickets

Physical tickets at: CineVic 1119 Fort St., https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/short-circuit-tickets-16436294399

Event Description

CineVic’s Short Circuit film festival returns for a fourth year to celebrate Pacific Northwest short film on May 8th and 9th this year.

The screenings will take place at The Vic Theatre (808 Douglas Street) starting at 7pm both evenings. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Evenbrite or at CineVic (1119 Fort) during office hours (Tues-Fri 9am-2pm Sat 11-3pm).

Once again there will be beverages on hand from the wizards at Driftwood Brewery
19+ Sorry No Minors.

May 8th 2015

Invisible Sails | Run Time: 6:46 | Director: Michael Annus
At a particular and busy traffic merge, travelers are propelled forward and away in a stream of cooperation, fuel and longing.

Peace | Run Time: 5:06 | Director: Mike McCoy
An abstract short story about a relationship underneath the strain of a busy season.

Mario | Run Time: 2:56 | Director: Tess Martin
In Italian playgrounds a song is chanted that dates back to World War I. This paint on glass animation tells this dark tale of a soldier who returns home from war to find his girlfriend has left him.

Sincerity | Run Time: 6:21 | Director: Gloria Mercer
Cali, a young woman with a few emotional hang ups, devotes her time to trying to find a meaningful romantic connection. Discovering and understanding her own emotional immaturity leads her to discover that it may not be romance that she needs.

Calendar Girls | Run Time: 4:00 | Director: Lisa Birke
'Calendar Girls' is a humorous exploration of woman as spectacle who is intrinsically at home in nature, or is she? In referencing the selfie and the do-it-yourself YouTube dance video--with a blinding twist--it soon becomes apparent that the performer has been staged within a culturally choreographed and picturesque space. As the performance finally ensues, the viewer's expectation is destabilized. The result, ungraceful and chaotic, allows the exposure of the fallacy of the show. In her final act, a stripped-down and joyous freedom of expression restores the Calendar Girl's sense of self and her humanity.

Doing My Rounds, Checking Some Rounds | Run Time: 5:54 | Director: Emily Pelstring
This solo performance for the camera explores how the electronic manipulation of the video signal can create a choreocinema for body and machine. Choreographic patterns melding retro moves with a minimalist aesthetic participate in a jagged, pulsing duet with the danceable beats and noisy textures of the track “Doing My Rounds, Checking Some Rounds” by Alterity Problem. Effects were created in real-time with a raster-scan device built by Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe, accessed during a residency at the now-closed Experimental TV Center in upstate New York.

Blush | Run Time: 3:48 | Director: Jen Crothers
Blush explores how flirtatious remarks elicit squirming and blushing.

Blind Spots | Run time 9:00 | Director Amanda Thompson

Narrative and non-narrative coalesce in this short avant garde work. A woman's voice sketches out an enigmatic romance while the camera gets lost in the patterns of sunlight on windswept leaves and water. Shot on super 8, the most nostalgic of near-dead shooting formats (and a medium uniquely suited to finding unexpected shapes in the familiar world) the film ultimately abandons nostalgia and memory for a moment suspended in the eternal present.

Still Life | Run Time: 1:23 | Director: Tess Martin
Life models sometimes don't stay as still as you'd like, and drastic measures are necessary.

The Snow | Run Time: 5:21 | Director: Russell Wallace
The music was originally commissioned by the University of Toronto back in 2000. My mother (Flora Wallace) translates the words into Ucwalmicwts. The poem is about age and tradition. The title refers to how our language is poetic in itself, to ask how old someone is we ask how many snows they are, or how many winters have they survived.

Sound Venture | Run Time: 11:53 | Director: Bill Weaver
The future of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest still hangs in the balance. First Nations, environmentalists, industry, and government continue to forge a compromise that might keep this 64,000 square kilometre region from having the same sad fate as most of the world’s precious preserves of water, food, wildlife, and oxygen. But even if this is successful, the Great Bear’s fate is still sketchy — especially with the pipelines and tankers that are proposed to cut through its forests and traverse its waters.

In Search of the Miraculous | Run Time: 14:06 | Director: Sam Kuhn
A young man drawn silently towards the siren call of oblivion. A river of cinematic images and sounds flowing into an ocean. A yawning abyss. A woman. The last shot in this film could land someone in jail.


Vic Theatre
808 Douglas St (at Humboldt)
Open / Operational

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Short Circuit -- Night One @ Vic Theatre May 8 2015 - Dec 7th @ Vic Theatre

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