I’m really happy to be a part of presenting the works of Jason Britski next week. I’ve always had an admiration for his down to earth style fused with his evocative and elusive symbolism. However, it has always been difficult for me to articulate exactly what interests me most about these films. Earlier today I searched through my film journals from the 1990s in hopes that my original observations of his early films would help shed some light on my feelings. It took a while but amongst the 800 films I wrote about, one on each page of 8 hard bound journals which were the core of my MFA research, I found these pages from a student screening in 1997:
My memory sheds no light on why these pages are how they are. No other films within the book are left without description. Help me solve the mystery of Jason Britski. Watch his films, talk about his films, argue about his films, and participate in the first great Filmpool event of 2014 (happening Tuesday March 25th, 6:30pm at the RPL Film Theatre).