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.

Upcoming Screenings

  • Dreamaway 1
  • CROP + Dreamaway
  • Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara
  • 135
  • NR
  • DIM Cinema
  • Ceremonial 1
  • Demi Monde: Short Films by Caroline Monnet
  • 90
  • NR
  • DIM Cinema

List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
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 Marguerite Duras 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 Great Britain
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

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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.