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: 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-Mar||Make Me Up||Rachel Maclean||2018||Great Britain|
|2020-Apr||Sky Hopinka: Centres of Somewhere||Sky Hopinka|
|2020-Apr||Zadie Xa||Zadie Xa|
To receive email updates about DIM Cinema, you can sign up to the monthly email list here. If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com
Michèle is an independent curator and editor, whose projects include co-editing the artist books series Drawing Room Confessions.