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FILM + SOUND Series No. 2 : West German Cinema:

Fri. July 27th The Ministry of Casual Living (All Ages)
9 doors at 8:30
By Donation
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES, Summer Program 2018

Friday July 27, 9PM
No. 2 : West German Cinema

"People often criticize my films for being pessimistic; there are certainly many reasons for being pessimistic but I don’t see my films that way. They’re founded in the belief that revolution doesn’t belong on the cinema screen but outside in the world. Never mind if a film ends pessimistically but exposes certain mechanisms clearly enough to show people how they work and the ultimate effect is not pessimistic. My goal is to reveal such mechanisms in a way that makes people realize the necessity of changing their own reality."

-Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The second in a series of monthly open air film + music nights featuring avant garde and experimental works by celebrated international directors, surprising local shorts from the archives and live sound from local musicians and DJs ...

Artistically ambitious, socially critical, reacting to cultural and economic stagnation in the 60s; New German Cinema is born. Focusing on work from two of West Germany's most recognized directors, whose work still resonates today. Full details coming soon...

Featuring films by:
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
WIM WENDERS

+ LIVE DJs

This event is curated by Aimée van Drimmelen, Jameel Mulani, and Emma Holland. Thanks to the Victoria CRD, MediaNet and CineVic for their support. Refreshments & Snacks available (cash only). 10 mins by bike from downtown Victoria.

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CURATOR BIOS:

Jameel Mulani & Emma Holland are interdisciplinary artists collaboratively focused upon experimental photography, self-publishing, and film. Their approach comes from a foundation in architectural studies, and an interest in the spatial nature of media as environments. Explorations into video include installations and interventions, along with experimental films and music videos.

Their zines and artist books have been exhibited at Zines of the World, Doomed Gallery, London, UK; and Photoblock, as part of the East London photography festival, Photomonth. Their self-published books have appeared at independent book fairs in Canada, U.S., and UK, and are disseminated by Art Metropole, Toronto, Printed Matter, NY, and The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK. Emma Holland and Jameel Mulani currently live and work on Vancouver Island, Canada. http://newgeometrics.com

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Aimée van Drimmelen is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the rhythms of nature internally and externally over a variety of media including 2D paintings on drumskins, film/video/animation, and sound. She was co-curator of Montreal's Reel Dames film festival, and selected for the NFB Hothouse animation mentorship program in 2011. Since then her animated shorts and music videos have screened at numerous festivals including Fantasia and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and won an AI-AP Motion Arts Award. She is currently based on Vancouver Island. http://avd-art.com

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