Independent Visions 2015


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Independent Visions is a free monthly film and video series of curated shorts programs, full-length films, and in-person retrospectives, hosted by RPL Film Theatre.

A programming partnership between Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Dunlop, and University of Regina’s Film Department, Independent Visions is devoted to making independent and experimental media accessible to a diverse audience.



2015 Screenings


independent visions doxaDOXA: Weird Old Winnipeg

Monday January 5 , 7-9 pm

Calling all Pegcity ex-pats, friends, fans, and foes of Canada’s strangest city! In honour of the 40th anniversary of the mighty Winnipeg Film Group, DOXA has lined up a flavourful collection of films from some of the city’s most visionary filmmakers including Jaimz Asmundson and Karen Asmundson (Citizens Against Basswood), Dave Barber (Will The Real Dave Barber Please Stand Up), Walter Forsberg (Fahrenheit 7-Eleven), Ryan McKenna (Controversies), Matthew Rankin (I Dream of Driftwood), Leslie Supnet (Animated Heavy Metal Parking Lot and Spectroscopy), Rhayne Vermette (J. Werier), and Aaron Zeghers and Nigel Webber (11 Parking Lots and One Gradual Sunset). Each of these filmmakers, in their own unique way, throw out the tired old definition of documentary, and offer in its place a veritable extravaganza of flatlander form, fuelled by bizarre humour, keen observation, and a knack for the deeply peculiar. That inimitable prairie sensibility is hard to capture in words, but you know it when you feel it. Like a brain freeze from a Slurpee in a North End 7-Eleven (fun fact: Manitoba is Slurpee capital of the world), or that certain gravy-laden aroma à la Salisbury House. From lonely parking lots to abandoned emporiums; cranky citizens, colourful cityscapes, animated metal heads, and Burton Cummings impersonators, the one thing these films have in common, whether it be in the form of exaggerated narrative or fragmented abstractions, is their attention to the overlooked, and even forgotten elements of the city. DOXA itself was born from the unique vision of a certain Winnipeg gal named Kris Anderson, and we’re very happy to celebrate the wonderful weirdness of the city, in all its gonzo glory, right here in Vancouver. -SC

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Bad Feminism: Short films and videos by feminist artists

Thursday February 12, 7-9 pm

Featuring short films and videos by leva Epnere, Nina Yuen, Ng’endo Mukii, Chase Joynt, Dana Berman Duff, Bev Pike, Noelle Duddridge, Eugenie Cliche, Rachel Zolf, Jennifer Chan, Dani Leventhal, Michele Pearson Clarke, Iris Moore, Sylvia Schedelbaver. Program Curator: Jennifer Matotek   Inspired by the recent book Bad Feminist by essayist, short story writer and internet hero Roxane Gay, the curated program Bad Feminism brings together short works by international filmmakers from a variety of backgrounds. Programmed in conjunction with the Central Gallery exhibition Material Girls, the works in the program explore femininity gendered experience from diverse perspectives.

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Prairie Tales 16

Monday March 2, 7-9 pm

Featuring short films and videos by Kyle Thomas, Andrew Ferns, Adolfo Ruiz, Don Best, Joanne Levenick, Ocean Demut, Zaiyah Dennie, Adam Bentley, Carlo Ghioni, Cameron McGowan, Zoe Slusar, Trevor Anderson, circulated by the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS) Prairie Tales is an annual touring collection of short films and videos made by Albertan artists. For 16 years Prairie Tales has offered a selection of some of the years best short films and videos made by Albertan media artists in a feature-length compilation. This anthology showcases recent work from the shinning lights of the Alberta media arts scene.

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Films for One to Eight Projectors

Tuesday April 7, 7-9 pm

FILMS for ONE to EIGHT PROJECTORS will immerse the audience in imagery and sound. Best known for his live cinema performances, Beebe will host an evening of carefully crafted and meticulously timed multi-projector experiments that pull from his practice of appropriating educational, industrial and mass-cultural imagery. Featuring several of his best-known projector performances, the evening will include work with topics ranging from Las Vegas suicides to phone book politics. Made and projected in a variety of formats (Video, 16mm, and super-8mm), the film combine found footage and Beebe’s own striking imagery of American landscapes, seen through the prism of technological change. But they also exist as performance films, since, as Beebe says, “they an only be screened with [the filmmaker] actually running the projectors- and running from projector to projector.” Roger Beebe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the Ohio State University. He has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica as well as more likely ones including Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art. Recent solo shows of his work include the Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City), the Wexner Center for the Arts, and Anthology Film Archives. He has won numerous honors and awards including a 2013 MacDowell Colony residency, a 2009 Visiting Foreign Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and a 2006 Individual Artist Grant from the State of Florida. Beebe is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival from 2004-2014. Admission by donation (proceeds go directly to filmmaker) FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE Q&A POST SCREENING

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From the Vault

Monday May 4, 7-9pm

The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative unreels a selection of unique independent films produced in the province from the past 35 years. The films in the programme feature diverse approaches to photographing space, landscape and nature. Featuring the work of Jason Britski, Michael Crochetiere, Richard Kerr, Dianne Ouellette, Elaine Pain, Gerald Saul, Robin Schlaht, Brian Stockton, Stephen Surjik, and Ian Toews. Several directors will be in attendance. Screening on 16 mm Film.

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One night only screening of Seth’s Dominion

Monday June 1, 7-9pm

Produced for the NFB by Marcy Page and Gerry Flahive Directed by Luc Chamberland Screened in conjunction with Dunlop Art Gallery’s Central Gallery exhibition, SETH: DOMINION, this documentary sheds light on director Luc Chamberland’s articulate subject, mixing insightful biography with vivid animation in an artful fusion of filmmaking techniques that perfectly captures Seth’s manifold creative universe. In this deft portrait of one of our most unique artists, Seth proves to be a wry and engaging narrator of his life story and artistic process. Parental Guidance suggested.

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Sonic Regimes: A projection/performance event in partnership with Holophon Audio Arts

Monday July 6, 7-9pm

Presented in conjunction with Dunlop Art Gallery’s Central Gallery sound art exhibition Rhubarb, rhubarb, peas and carrots which opens later in July, Holophon curates an evening of sound art performances with projection elements. For mature audiences only

Featuring live presentations by: Ian Campbell and Ernie Dulanowsky; Ashton Francis and David G. LaRiviere; and Jaye Kovach

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iv-8-QCC-300The Best of Queer City Cinema 2015!

Tuesday August 4, 7-9pm

A co-presentation with Queer City Cinema.

Did you miss out on the 12th Queer City Cinema International Film Festival, held May 21-23? Don’t worry. For one night only, QCC Artistic Director Gary Varro curates a “Best of the Fest” screening of short film and video artworks.

Admission by donation (proceeds go directly to QCC).

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John Marriott: Video Works

Thursday September 17, 7-9pm

Join Dunlop Art Gallery exhibiting artist John Marriott for a retrospective screening of some of the funniest, most incisive, and clever video works Marriott has produced over the last three decades. This screening is paired with Marriott’s exhibition “Sympathy for the Institution” at the Dunlop Art Gallery.

John Marriott is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Toronto, Canada. His performances, interventions, videos, installations, sculptures and images have been featured in exhibitions and festivals nationally and internationally. He is represented by MKG127 in Toronto.

Free admission! / Artist in attendance! / Q & A Post Screening!

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Lindsay McIntyre: A Northern Portrait

Monday October 5, 7-9pm

Acclaimed Edmonton-based filmmaker Lindsay McIntyre presents a live projector performance of her work “A Northern Portrait”, and recent films made with handmade emulsion. McIntyre’s award-winning work has screened at national and international festivals and venues.

Free admission! / Artist in attendance! / Q & A Post Screening!

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The Loop Collective

Monday November 2, 7-9pm

The Loop Collective is a group of independent media artists formed in 1996 to develop a public platform integrating experimental film and video with other art forms. Over the past two decades, Loop has programmed and produced works for presentation through exhibitions and events in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. The collective’s members are diverse and evolving, their varied practices spanning film, video, music, dance, photography, collage and textile arts.

Loop Collective artist Dan Browne will be in attendance to introduce the programme and will participate in a Q & A following the screening.

Free admission! / Artist in attendance! / Q & A Post Screening!

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mispon 2015 Festival Curatorial Mentorship Screening

December 7, 7-9pm

Co-presented with mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking.

Presented in conjunction with mispon’s 2015 Festival, this curated screening of shorts is programmed by emerging curator Louise BigEagle, under the mentorship of the team at mispon.

Free admission! / Artist in attendance! / Q & A Post Screening!

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2 thoughts on “Independent Visions 2015”

  1. Hello,
    My name is Nick Citton and I am a filmmaker from Vancouver. I recently finished a new short film, THE FUTURE PERFECT, starring ZACHARY QUINTO (Star Trek, American Horror Story) and ROBERT BAKER (Mad Men, Lone Ranger), that was entirely funded by the MPPIA Film Award, from Creative BC:

    THE FUTURE PERFECT is a 10 minute time-travel piece about a serodiscordant relationship. With a nod to 1970s sci-fi classics like THX 1138 and 2001, the film uses a single visual metaphor to explore themes of sexuality, love, and the endless nature of grief. Using our resources, we were able to create a fully realized vision of the future that included anamorphic cinematography by our DP, Norm Li (Beyond The Black Rainbow; Afflicted), visual FX by the team at DELUXE, and music by Son Lux (Looper; the Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby).

    Just last week, we premiered to a sold-out 600 person theatre at the Palm Springs International Shorts Fest. Our brand-new website features trailers and some info about cast, crew and our festival life thus far:

    The Independent Visions Showcase sounds like an incredible event, and an ideal opportunity to screen in one of my favorite places in the country. I would love to have our film considered for it. I don’t know what your selection process is like, but if you have any interest in taking a look, I would love to shoot you the film.

    Thank-you so much for your time,

    Nick Citton,
    Writer/Director, “The Future Perfect”

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