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7pm at Deluge: When It Is Still

Memoria Data
Lori Felker | 12:00 | USA/Italy | 2018 | Cdn Premiere
Memoria Data collects the moments of connection from various and distant familial archives. Familiar eyes make contact with the lens, gestures are tossed to the camera operator and mouths spill unheard words. These images remind us of why we keep records, who we set our sights upon and exactly how we felt when our camera was running. Commissioned by Chicago Film Archives and Lab 80 Film/Cinescatti Archive.

Anche in paradiso non è bello essere soli [Even in paradise it is not good to be alone]
Lorenzo Gattorna | 8:06 | USA/Italy | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
In memory of Nonno Pierino.

When It Is Still
Anna Kipervaser | 10:00 | USA | 2018 | Cdn Premiere
An enactment of transmutation, of the animation of the previously inanimate, the dead, the unborn. A rebirth of the self. A response film to And By the Night.

Night Garden
Kyath Battie | 5:50 | Canada | 2019 | World Premiere
Night Garden uses a series of telephone conversations with the filmmaker’s mother as she tries to reconcile facing cancer for a fourth time. Low-fi video filmed at night demonstrates her mother’s bond to her home, shaping the tension and isolation of living life with a terminal illness. Lush nocturnal garden imagery also evokes private reflection, and in one final moment, proposes a provocative question about time.

27 Thoughts About My Father
Mike Hoolboom | 26:00 | Canada | 2019 | Cdn Premiere
In a series of 27 vignettes, the artist offers up memories of his father who died in June 2017. Using a mix of family footage (including two catastrophic moves, the last to a nursing home), snapshots and found footage, a portrait emerges of a genial ghost father, haunted by a war that sent his own father to a concentration camp and which finally impelled his own move to Canada.

9pm at Deluge: Doppelgänger

As Above / So Below
Kara Hearn | 12:47 | USA | 2019 | World Premiere
This started as a video, a project, a process to prevent the darkness of insecurity that I remember from my own childhood taking root in my five-year-old son. It turned into a meditation on the tangled threads of parenting, nature, power and control.

Chris Pollak | 5:00 | Canada | 2018 | Vic Premiere
Filmed on Super 8 over the course of approximately six months while moving from place to place without having a fixed plan, Crisis is a short visual exploration of the existential. Overall, this film tries to depict angst, plus various other thoughts, feelings and emotions experienced while contemplating my moral values.

Third Reading
Kim Kielhofner | 10:58 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Studio experiments and collage follow a narrator on a path reflecting on reading, cinema and performance. 

Rollerbabies (of Paradise)
Julie Sando, David Bergeron | 2:55 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Rollerbabies (of Paradise) is a montage that exhausts all promises of the exotic and the erotic found in the original films: Bird of Paradise (1951), Rollerball (1975) and Rollerbabies (1976). As a work of satire, this piece embodies its suspicions and questions many of the voyeuristic gazes found in these earlier sources.

Life After Love
Zachary Epcar | 8:25 | USA | 2018 | W Cdn Premiere
A shifting in the light of the lot, where parked cars become containers for a collective estrangement.

Michaela Taschek | 20:00 | Austria/Germany | 2018 | NA Premiere
Erich Taschek, filmmaker Michaela Taschek´s father, used to be a fun-loving and sociable man. But then “Eichi” turned into a taciturn loner who locked himself in the cellar to make models and hardly ever left the house. After his death Taschek uses family photos and home movies to invent a wild doppelgänger theory that provides a plot for her long lasting feelings of alienation. An essay about disappearance and the power of projection in “documentary” images. – Esther Buss, DOK Leipzig

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