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Independent visions: An evening of feminist/queer films

Event #1332
Independent visions: An evening of feminist/queer films
When: 

Monday, May 28, 2018

18:30 - 23:00
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Where: 

Dunlop Art Gallery/RPL Film Theatre - 2311 12th Avenu, Regina

Series: 
Association event
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English

Independent visions is devoted to making independent and experimental media accessible to a diverse audience and is presented by Dunlop Art Gallery and Regina Public Library Film Theatre in partnership with the University of Regina Department of Film and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative. In partnership with Congress 2018, hosted by University of Regina, Independent visions presents two screenings of documentary and experimental films by queer and feminist filmmakers from across the country, with an emphasis on short works by Montréal and Prairie filmmakers exploring themes around history, the body, disorientation, play, pleasure, and possibility. This program is a curatorial collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada, the Dunlop Art Gallery, the Film Studies Association of Canada, and the Sexuality Studies Association.

Followed by a reception at Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar (1925 Victoria Avenue, Regina).

Agenda: 
18:30 – 19:30: Neither Straight Nor Flat: Prairie Women Filmmakers 
19:30 – 20:30: The Fear of Falling: Queer Ecologies, Uncertain Space 
20:30 – 23:00: FSAC/SSA reception at Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar 

Neither Straight Nor Flat: Prairie Women Filmmakers 
Curated by Rebecca Sullivan (University of Calgary) and Blair Fornwald (Dunlop Art Gallery). This program features Prairie women filmmakers past and present. Works include films produced by Studio D (the National Film Board's women’s unit 1974-96), as well as earlier pieces by artists including Gudrun Parker and Evelyn Spice Cherry, alongside contemporary works by Saskatchewan queer/feminist filmmakers. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Insight Grant Program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the University of Calgary Institute for Gender Research.

The Feeling of Falling: Queer Ecologies, Uncertain Space
Curated by Nik Forrest (John Abbott College) and Alanna Thain (McGill University). This program of queer and feminist experimental shorts from Montréal-based artists explores how bodies and spaces collaborate to produce feelings of disorientation, play, pleasure and possibility. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Moving Image Research Laboratory (McGill University) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Speakers: Zoe Druick, Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University; Rebecca Sullivan, Professor, Department of English, University of Calgary