"The lateral movement of the title, Along the Road to Altamira, signals that we are about to embark on a journey through Spain. Our final destination is Altamira, where the first forms of representation by Paleolithic humans still remain...Rimmer's consummate talents make this film a unique cinematic experience."
- Maria Insell
Celebrating artistic innovation in Vancouver from 1967 to 1981, this documentary follows a period when Canada was an international hub for experimental film. Vancouver artists, on Canada's west coast, had a particularly dynamic scene that inspired an enduring body of work that resonates today.
An intriguing film that defies classification and combines biography, dreams, documentary, and journalistic narration, Bowl of Bone was directed by Jan-Marie Martell in collaboration with Interior Salish (Nlaka'pamux) herbalist Annie Zetco York.
"With an irresistible humour, Rimmer speculates in The Dance on the nature of the film loop. We see a 1920s couple whirling around a dance floor ata dizzying pace ... Even after the technical building block of the film is evident, the vertiginous effect remains ... Uncanny in its ability to evoke acomplexity of responses from a simplicity of means."
- Art and Cinema #2
Frank Cole is an icon of independent Canadian filmmaking. He focused his singular vision on the production of a few intense and uncompromising films. This complete collection of his work offers a definitive look into his cinema and life.
Psychosis: an illness that is apparently incurable, a diagnosis that literally turns the lives of those involved upside-down. For the first time ever, the afflicted author and director Gamma Bak dares to make an autobiographical film dealing with the various stages of her illness.
Slowing time down and creating obstacles to work through are central to Jeff Wall's working process. We have a rare opportunity to witness this in a film that follows the creation of two cinematically realized painterly photographs, Spring Snow and Woman with a Covered Tray.