Films by Chris Kennedy
Wednesday, November 13th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale is pleased to present a program of (mostly) 16mm film work by Chris Kennedy.
lay claim to an island-13 minutes, 16mm on video, 2009
Janes Window- 10.5 minutes, 35mm on video, 2005
Memo to Pic Desk- 6.5 minutes, 16mm, 2006
Tamalpais- 14 minutes, 16mm, color, 2009
Brimstone Line- 10 minutes, 16mm, 2013
Genesee- 3 minutes, 16mm, color, silent, 2011
Chris Kennedy (b. 1977 Easton, Maryland) is an independent filmmaker, film programmer and writer based in Toronto. He programmed for the Images Festival from 2003-06 and Pleasure Dome from 2000-06. He co-founded and co-programs Early Monthly Segments and programs TIFF Cinematheque’s The Free Screen. He is the new Executive Director of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. His short experimental films have screened at over one hundred film festivals worldwide and have been featured in solo shows at the Canadian Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Forum, Nam June Paik Art Center, the La Plata Semana del Film Experimental and the Pacific Film Archive. He has presented the work of others in Belgium, Egypt, Germany, the US and Canada. He holds an MFA from an art school in San Francisco, where he was co-founder and host of a weekly film salon. His work as an artist and programmer operates in dialogue with the history of film as art, exploring the medium’s materiality in a contemporary context.
“Often combining a careful concern with the apparatus and a high degree of formal rigour with thoughtful attention to social reality and history, Kennedy’s films examine the interpenetration of a kind of phenomenology – how the things of the world appear to consciousness – with the material possibilities of film (multiple exposures, hand processing, found footage, multi-frame presentations).” – Scott Birdwise, Canadian Film Institute
Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, film, found footage