06.06.2011: GOETHE FILMS @ TIFF Bell Lightbox
Watch German films at Toronto’s premier cinema
(Toronto, June 6, 2011) The Goethe-Institut Toronto is delighted to be launching their film program at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Opening with an evening of highlights from the last decades of German video art, the program will continue to bring the best of Germany's contemporary film to Canadian audiences. All screenings will take place in the celebrated new Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox at King & John.
Thursday, June 23, 2011, 6.30pm
The Goethe-Institut presents:
40 Years VideoArt.de: RECORD AGAIN
Highlights of German Video Art
from the 1960s to the present
A project by the ZKM Karlsruhe
Presented by filmmaker Oliver Husain
Tickets: $5, day-of sales only at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, open at 10am
Open to audiences 18+.
GOETHE FILMS @ TIFF Bell Lightbox will offer Toronto audiences the opportunity to see top selections of German contemporary film in this city's hottest cinematic forum. Programmed and presented by the Goethe-Institut, the films will be presented in thematic clusters throughout the year. The program will run the gamut of the cinematic form, from features to docs, from shorts to animation, from the experimental to festival highlights. Many screenings will be enhanced by introductions and discussions with influential German and Canadian artists, curators and experts, who will contextualise the films and engage with the audience.
"Many excellent German films don't get Canadian distribution and when they do, their theatrical run here is often limited. This is a great opportunity for Toronto audiences to see some of the best films coming out of Germany, films that they would probably otherwise miss," explains Jutta Brendemühl, the Goethe-Institut's Program Coordinator, who is curating the series.
"We are thrilled that our popular film program has found a home at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. It has quickly become the centre of cinematic culture in Toronto and we can't imagine a better location to screen our series," says Goethe-Institut director Sonja Griegoschewski.
The first program under the title “RECORD AGAIN” is an evening of seminal German video art –with a focus on the 70s– selected and presented by Oliver Husain. A German filmmaker and artist based in Toronto, where he teaches at OCADU, Husain will show and discuss his personal favourites from the last half century. The program shows the most significant moments in German video art since the birth of the art form.
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