Monday, April 1, 2019

Filmmaker Richard Kerr at Innis Town Hall

Last evening I trotted down to the University of Toronto's Innis Town Hall to take in a screening of Canadian filmmaker/visual-artist Richard Kerr's work. On the bill were: WhollyHolly (7.5 minutes, 2017); Plein Air (20 minutes, 1991); Machine in the Garden (22 minutes, 1991); House Arrest (20 minutes, 2012); and Vesta Lunch (11 minutes, 1978).

It was a mix of spin-o-rama, flash-panning, and peaking....and peeking.

Having seen Vesta Lunch, I have an urge to take in a very special lunch again -- it's been a while. The slimline eatery is still there on the north-east corner of Bathurst and Dupont. (I once had breaky there with friends at 3 o'clock in the morning -- an essential and enjoyable experience.)

It must be said that Mr Kerr is one of the most humble of artists that I've had the pleasure of seeing speak.

The program was part of Ad Hoc Cinema, an experimental film series co-organized and hosted by filmmaker Jim Shedden. Last night was #17 in the ongoing presentations.

Ad Hoc's web page

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