Curated by Richard Martin and introduced by Alex MacKenzie

Vancouver projector performance artist Alex MacKenzie will introduce a two part specially curated program which sets out to put some perspective on the early work of Vancouver’s cinema underground. The goal of the selection was to present a dynamic series of films that articulate this era and help define the development of film arts in Vancouver. The program, which includes a documentary by filmmaker and curator Richard Martin (Backbone) evolved from an exploration of early experimental work in the vaults of Moving Image Distribution. The program also features ten early classic works from west coast filmmakers from 1967-81.

Alex MacKenzie is a deeply respected experimental film artist working primarily with analog equipment and hand processed imagery. He creates works of expanded cinema, light projection installation, and projector performance. His works have screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Kino Arsenal in Berlin and the WNDX Festival of Moving Image. Richard Martin is a west coast filmmaker who has directed several features and is currently completing an MFA at the University of British Columbia.

Thu, Oct 24 / 7 pm – Backbone


Thu, Oct 24 / 8 pm – Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-81