DIM Cinema is an ongoing series that presents Canadian and international moving-image art in dialogue with cinema presented by The Cinematheque. Screenings are held once a month, usually on a Wednesday.
The series was initiated in 2008 by local curator Amy Kazymerchyk to draw attention to artists and experimental filmmakers whose practices engage with the 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.
List of Programmed Films
|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-Nov||Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One||William Greaves||1968||USA|
|2021-Sep||Distracted Blueberry||Barry Doupé||2019||Canada|
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Michèle is an independent curator and editor, whose projects include co-editing the artist books series Drawing Room Confessions.