The Cinematic Essay with Lysanne Thibodeau

Still image from Lysanne Thibodeau’s film BAD BLOOD FOR THE VAMPYR, 1984, 22 min., Experimental fiction, 16mm.


The Cinematic Essay

Tuesday July 10th, 7 – 9 p.m. Workshop & Artist Talk. Admission by donation. 

While showcasing her Retrospective screening on a cross Canada tour this summer,  Lysanne Thibodeau will also present a workshop and artist talk – The Cinematic Essay. This is a wonderful opportunity for local Saskatchewan artists and members at the Filmpool to connect with Lysanne one-on-one about her approach to filmmaking.

This workshop and artist talk explores the film essay as a cinematic mean of expression, with an emphasis focusing on the visual aspect of the film medium along with the story line.  

The Cinematic Essay genre often blends documentary, fiction, and/or experimental filmmaking approaches. It is usually found combining a form of commentary or elements of self-portrait, where the point of view and signature of the filmmaker is more than apparent. The cinematic essay deals with the evolution of a theme or an idea rather than a plot per se. We will see how different authors use this genre as their medium, by showing excerpts of works by film essayists. Thus, the workshop will enable participants to find out what the cinematic essay is, and perhaps help them design their next film or simply make them realize that this is the type of film they are already making.

If you are planning on coming to this workshop and artist talk, we highly recommend you join Lysanne in person as she presents her film Retrospective Screening, Montreal – Berlin + Back, exhibiting at the Filmpool on Monday July 9th, 2012.

Both programs on Monday and Tuesday evening will be followed by a Q & A session with visiting artist Lysanne Thibodeau. Admission by donation. Suggested minimum donation per event, 5$. Space is limited. First come first served.

For more details please call 757-8818 or visit our facebook event page for Lysanne’s visit.

Lysanne Thibodeau presenting her artist talk and workshop “The Cinematic Essay” at Western Arctic Moving Picutures (WAMP) in Yellowknife.


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