Ongoing Series

DIM Cinema

Due to technical issues beyond our control, we will sadly be postponing the October 13 screening of CROP + Dreamaway to a later date. Ticket holders will be contacted and refunds issued. All screenings at The Cinematheque through Friday (October 15) have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre this weekend.

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

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
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

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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.