Ongoing Series

DIM Cinema

DIM Cinema is a monthly series that presents Canadian and international moving-image art in dialogue with cinema. The series was initiated in 2008 by local curator Amy Kazymerchyk to draw attention to artists and experimental filmmakers whose practices engage with cinema as a medium, social context, formal structure, or architectural space. The name of the series is inspired by the diffused Vancouver sky, the darkness of the cinema, and a quote from James Broughton’s Making Light of It (1992):​“Movie images are dim reflections of the beauty and ferocity in mankind.” DIM Cinema has been curated by Michèle Smith since 2014.

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Upcoming Screenings

  • Tomorrow Is Always Too Long 1
  • Tomorrow Is Always Too Long
  • United Kingdom2014
  • Phil Collins
  • 82 DCP
  • NR
  • DIM Cinema
  • Wanderer 3
  • The Wanderer
  • United Kingdom2012
  • Laure Prouvost
  • 73 DCP
  • NR
  • DIM Cinema

List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2018-Jan Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One William Greaves 1968 USA
2018-Feb Out of Place: Lynn Marie Kirby and Lauren Marsden
2018-Mar So Much Much Leslie Thornton
2018-Apr Canyon Cinema at 50: Studies in Natural Magic
2018-May Troublemakers
2018-Jun The 3 Rooms of Melancholia Pirjo Honkasalo 2004 Finland . . .
2018-Jul Groundwork
2018-Aug One Day Pina Asked
2018-Sep Corin Sworn: The Spectre of Breath
2018-Oct Anti-Racist Mathematics and Other Stories Byron Peters
2018-Nov Where I Am Is Here: Margaret Tait at 100
2018-Dec Messiah William Klein 1999 France
2019-Jan Larissa Sansour and Soda_Jerk
2019-Feb Longlivemess. Longlivepassion. Longlivecompany.
2019-Mar Automated Camera Motion: Inspired by Michael Snow
2019-Apr Signals in the Sea
2019-May Take It Down
2019-Jun Segunda vez Dora García 2018 Belgium . . .
2019-Jul Skip Blumberg: Culture Beat
2019-Jul Seven Women, Seven Sins Maxi Cohen . . . 1987 West Germany . . .
2019-Sep Somniloquies Véréna Paravel . . . 2017 France . . .
2019-Oct Julia Feyrer: Broken Clocks Julia Feyrer
2019-Nov Aurélia Steiner and Les mains négatives Marguerite Duras
2019-Dec Wonderland — A Xiaolu Guo Double Bill Xiaolu Guo
2020-Jan The Shape of Now Manuel Correa 2018 Colombia . . .
2020-Feb The Proposal Jill Magid 2018 USA
2020-Apr Zadie Xa
2020-Nov Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One William Greaves 1968 USA
2021-Sep Distracted Blueberry Barry Doupé 2019 Canada
2022-Mar Make Me Up Rachel Maclean 2018 United Kingdom
2022-Apr Assembly
2022-May Iranian Experimental Film, Part 1
2022-Jun Back to Earth: Afrofuturist Short Films
2022-Jul Meriem Bennani
2022-Aug Live and Expanded
2022-Sep The 3 Rooms of Melancholia Pirjo Honkasalo 2004 Finland . . .
2022-Oct Rock Bottom Riser Fern Silva 2021 USA
2022-Nov Folding Time
2022-Dec The Colour of Pomegranates Sergei Parajanov 1969 USSR
2023-Jan Jumana Manna: Wild Relatives
2023-Feb I Snuck Off the Slave Ship
2023-May Nature Artavazd Peleshian 2019 France . . .
2023-Jun On Being and Consciousness
2023-Jul Species of Spaces
2023-Aug Everything Everywhere Again Alive Keith Lock 1975 Canada
2023-Sep CROP + Dreamaway Johanna Domke . . .
2023-Oct Demi Monde: Short Films by Caroline Monnet
2023-Nov Nova Cao Fei 2019 China
2023-Dec The Wiz Sidney Lumet 1978 USA
2024-Jan At Sea Peter Hutton 2007 USA
2024-Feb There’s a Hole in the Sky
2024-Mar three sparks Naomi Uman 2023 Mexico . . .
2024-Apr The Motion of the Image
2024-May The Heartlandscape of Orkney
2024-Jun Museum Hours Jem Cohen 2012 Austria . . .
2024-Jul Tomorrow Is Always Too Long Phil Collins 2014 United Kingdom
2024-Aug The Wanderer Laure Prouvost 2012 United Kingdom

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Programmer Biographies
Michèle Smith

Michèle is an independent curator and editor, whose projects include co-editing the artist books series Drawing Room Confessions.