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7pm at Deluge: Tiger's Dialogue

Eastern District Terminal
Michael Gitlin | 10:35 | USA | 2018 | World Premiere
Eastern District Terminal documents a particular lost time and place: the Brooklyn waterfront after the end of its use as an industrial and shipping site, but before it became the front lawn for the shiny apartment towers to come. In that in-between moment, the space functioned as a “temporary autonomous zone.” Shot using a homemade 3D rig, the film wanders and pans through the zone and, along the way, encounters three of its denizens.

Returning the Bees
Kyle Joseph Petty | 9:20 | USA | 2017 | Cdn Premiere
An urban beekeeper’s dream comes true: wild honeybees are returned to their hive in a city water meter, where they are allowed to thrive among the sprawl of Los Angeles. A backwards vision of an alternative ecology built from the footage of its own undoing. A science fiction ethnography.

A Study of Fly
Cherlyn Hsinghsin Liu | 12:45 | USA | 2018 | World Premiere
A Study of Fly is a reflection on the relationship between insect, human, environment and the universe. Hand-processing results in noise, scratches and colour artifacts suggesting our intervention, manipulation and violence against nature. The fly in this film can be approached as a living being, a metaphor for human desire to reach beyond, and a state that demonstrates the capacity to move between the realms of life and death. 

Nicole Baker | 3:33 | USA | 2016 | W Cdn Premiere
:\Eclipsed was discovered on a degraded data-storage device by archaeologists in a distant future. It is the creation myth of an ancient civilization and tells how before the rise of humans, earth was inhabited by spirits. When two of these spirits join together, their union creates humanity. Driven out of their home by the growing population of man, the other spirits turn them into the Sun and the Moon and imprison them in the sky, cursed never to meet again except when there is an eclipse.

Snow Cowboy
Erika Suderburg | 10:55 | USA | 2017 | Cdn Premiere
Eulogy with huskies or… truly, madly and deeply. 
For Beverly O’Neill (1941–2017) 

Dialogue du Tigre [Tiger’s Dialogue]
Matthew Wolkow | 18:33 | Canada | 2017 | BC Premiere
Beginning at the Doors of Hell, on the Path of the Burned, this tale is a dialog: an encounter between an entomologist, a curious professional and a tiger, also known as papilio canadensis or Canadian Tiger Swallowtail butterfly.

9pm at Deluge: Cinema Cristal

The Sequence of Years
Ben Balcom | 8:30 | USA/Austria | 2018 | World Premiere
I am old where I was born. It must have been magnificent once. The way it appears now is not how it was. It couldn’t be. Otherwise this would be something else. Perhaps for a moment I am there again. But when I open my eyes, I can’t remember anything. There is only the longing for a place 

A Dreaming House
Devin Shears | 7:21 | Canada | 2017 | Vic Premiere
A field recordist listens in on the dreams and nightmares of a lonely house in the woods.

Cinema Cristal
Marlies Pöschl, Farnaz Jurabchian | 15:00 | Iran/Austria | 2017 | NA Premiere
Laleh Zar—a street located in the centre of Tehran, formerly home to several cinemas—is today characterized by a multitude of luminous elements offered for sale alongside the sidewalk. The flow of images through light—cinema—seems to have broken apart into a variety of different light sources after the changes that the Iranian revolution has brought about. Cinema Cristal recombines these different fragments of light into a new composition, a dance of images in the manner of experimental film. On the soundtrack film lovers, witnesses and theoreticians recount memories, stories, and homages related to Tehran’s cinemas. A film about the role of cinema as an aesthetic, social and memorial space. 

Every Ghost Has an Orchestra
Shayna Connelly | 7:10 | USA | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Truth hides in the margins and the artist’s role is to point to it. The question of what happens after we die is a universal one explored by paranormal researcher and experimental composer Michael Esposito as he straddles the line between spiritual and material and asks the audience to reflect on our purpose, our legacy and what our actions say about who we are.

And By the Night
Anna Kipervaser | 9:45 | USA | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
After a period of no revelations, Surah al-Duha was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, stating that God had neither forsaken nor forgotten him. And to be patient. The film is also a response to my abortion.

Sky Room
Marianna Milhorat | 5:55 | Canada/USA | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Someone is missing. Plants grow, but at what cost? Technology threatens and seduces as humans attempt to solve a mystery through telepathy and mirrors. Stainless steel and broken glass strewn about an intergalactic discotheque. 

Minerals and Buttercups
Laura Iancu | 13:55 | USA | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
A film about viewing, vision and preservation made around some unceremoniously manipulated diary entries of John Ruskin. Transmission might occur.

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