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Celebrate the end of our 31st Festival with a DJ set by Chippy Nonstop.

$10 at door or free with Djamilia stub/Festival Pass

    Friday April 20th , 2018 , 12:30am - 2:00am

    Closing Night Party Ft. Chippy Nonstop

    The Garrison

    1197 Dundas St West

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    Fastest Man in the State
    Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena Harold
    USA, 2017, 16MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO,
    10 MIN
    Historical reenactments of athletes performing various sports at the University of Virginia are seen as Kent Merritt, one of the first African American scholarship athletes at the university reflects on his experience.

    LISA
    Ute Aurand

    Germany, 2017, 16MM, 4 MIN
    Part of a series of portraits about women close to the filmmaker, LISA is a lyrical study of Risa Tamaru, affectionately rendered through close glimpses of her daily life, and filmed in Berlin and Yokohama.

    Mahogany Too
    Akosua Adoma Owusu

    USA, 2018, SUPER 8 ON DIGITAL VIDEO,
    3 MIN
    The spirit of Tracy Chambers, the struggling fashion design student played by Diana Ross in the 1975 Motown film Mahogany, is invocated and re-imagined by the Nigerian actress Esosa E.

    Domus
    Rhayne Vermette

    CANADA, 2017, SUPER 8, 16MM AND
    35MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO, 15 MIN
    Through a dense process of collage, animation, and graphic techniques, a biography of an architect becomes an expression of the desire of cinema to partake of the art of building and the construction of spaces.

    hands:oxes
    Nazli Dinçel
    TURKEY, 2017, 16MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO,
    1 MIN
    Dinçel’s meditation on female labour utilizes close-up textures of skin, grape leaves, earth, and fabric, which are accompanied by a song written on occasion of a wedding.

    3 Dreams of Horses
    Mike Hoolboom

    CANADA, 2018, DIGITAL VIDEO, 6 MIN
    A triptych in which the figure of the horse becomes a medium for meditation on its various incarnations as symbol, domesticated animal for human domination, and its abstract power as spirit.

    Wishing Well
    Sylvia Schedelbauer
    GERMANY, 2018, DIGITAL VIDEO, 13 MIN
    The hypnotic oscillation of images crescendos into a fusion of figure and field as different temporalities, forms, and forces evoke an affecting, and at times ominous interior space of subconscious experience and transformation.

    St. Bathans Repetitions
    Alexandre Larose

    CANADA/NEW ZEALAND, 2016, SUPER
    8MM AND 16MM ON 35MM, 20 MIN
    Shot in a saloon and horse stables in the former gold mining town of St. Bathans, New Zealand, the film drifts between representation and graphic abstraction as these cinematic portraits, which are layered in-camera, multiply the solitary figure through temporal diffraction.

    Claudrena Harold, Ute Aurand, Rhayne Vermette, Mike Hoolboom, Sylvia Schedelbauer, and Alexandre Larose will be in attendance.

    Co-presented in partnership with

    Friday April 20th , 2018 , 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    In Search of a Likeness

    Innis Town Hall

    2 Sussex Ave

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    Aminatou Echard
    KYRGYZSTAN/FRANCE, 2018, SUPER 8 ON DIGITAL VIDEO, 84 MIN

    Centring Kyrgyz women’s voices, Djamilia traces the influence of Chinghiz Aitmatov’s 1958 novel of the same title, whose protagonist broke societal norms for female conduct, inspiring generations of women to follow their own desires and ambitions. Exquisitely shot on Super 8, the film is composed of portraits of women of all ages in intimate settings—around kitchen tables, in gardens, in parks, and across diverse Kyrgyz landscapes—each reflecting on traumas resulting from the practices of child marriage and bride kidnapping. Despite recent criminalization, these practices remain common, with nearly a third of Kyrgyz girls and women being forced into marriage against their will. The film transports us to a region rarely represented in the media, and shares these women’s experiences of selfhood and identity. Djamilia invites women to reflect on their lives, their roles in society, and their expectations for change.

    Aminatou Echard will be in attendance.

    Preceeded by Awards Ceremony

    Co-presented in partnership with

    Friday April 20th , 2018 , 8:30pm - 11:00pm

    Djamilia

    Innis Town Hall

    2 Sussex Ave

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    Join us for our annual Images Festival award ceremony, where our hard-working jury reveals their selections of this year’s winners!

    Co-presented in partnership with

    Friday April 20th , 2018 , 8:30pm - 9:00pm

    Awards Ceremony

    Innis Town Hall

    2 Sussex Ave

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    Lafawndah is the music project of performer, musician, and filmmaker Yasmine Dubois. Combining rich songwriting and rapturous vocal delivery with an ability to distill and transpose her heritage and identity, the Egyptian-Iranian performer incorporates moods and motifs that are at once intimate and deceptive, sensual and unsettling, into a global pop fantasy. Performing a range of material including songs from her latest EP Tan released on the canonical electronic label Warp, Lafawndah will bring the festival to a close with a riveting performance.

    Friday April 20th , 2018 , 11:30pm - 12:30am

    Lafawndah

    The Garrison

    1197 Dundas St West

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