Outdoor Screening Series

Outdoor Screening Series

Each year the Hamilton Artists Inc. partners with neighbouring media arts organizations, independent filmmakers, and cultural institutions to present outdoor film screenings in its ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard. Since the series began the Inc. has partnered with organizations and filmmakers such as imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, and The South Asian Visual Arts Centre as a way of expanding viewer’s ideas of culture, identity, and the environment.  All screenings are free and open to the public and begin after dark. Keep up to date through our newsletters and subscribe to our social media as we continue to add more to the series. All of our past screenings and programs can be found below.
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2018 Partners:

June 16, 9:30 pm
imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival
Bodies, Memories + Times Program

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present the shorts program, Bodies, Memories + Times in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival. Bodies, Memories + Times features short-format experimental films by Beric Manywounds, Thirza Jean Cuthand, Jade Baxter, Conor McNally, Caroline Monnet, and Asinnajaq. imagineNATIVE’s Festival, Tour, and year-round initiatives showcase, promote, and celebrate Canadian and international Indigenous filmmakers and media artists and create a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions.

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July 26th, 9:o0 pm
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Wexford Plaza

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present Wexford Plaza in partnership with Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. Wexford Plaza is an awkwardly humorous film about a lonely female security guard working at a deteriorating strip mall. Isolated and friendless, a glimmer of hope appears when a make-up salesman shows her kindness, leading to an unexpected sexual encounter. Although our protagonist and her paramour are well meaning in their intentions, their behavior ends up causing both of their lives to unravel.

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2017 Partners:

June 17, 9:30 pm
imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival
Femme Totale Program

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present the shorts program, Femme Totale in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival. The female voice and perspective in Indigenous cinema remains a strong, vital, and influential force. From both sides of the Medicine Line – the Canadian-American border – outstanding new talents explore an array of topics that plunge into the core of humanity, addressing an expansive discourse around issues from resurgence, deep cultural ties and traditions, to sisterhood and loss.

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July 20, 9:00 pm
South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)
Monitor 12: Figures Pointing Outside the Frame
Curated by Oliver Husain, Otty Widasari, Yuki Aditya

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present the shorts program, MONITOR 12: Figures Pointing Outside the Frame in partnership with SAVAC. The works that make up the Figures Pointing Outside the Frame consider the peripheries of the image as significant as the content within. Whether film, video, or a still image, the technology dictates the parameters of the frame. Decisions an image-maker makes regarding the composition, duration, performance, and location further contribute to a viewer’s experience. Collaboration is formed between the technology, image maker, and subjects- though this collaboration is often expanded with elements, situations, and conditions beyond that which is scripted. In this way, the program advocates for the viewer to consider the environmental, labour, historical, economical, gendered, and social conditions that influence the constructed experience.

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2016 Partners

September 30, 9:00 pm
imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival
Canadian Indigenous Shorts

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present the shorts program, Canadian Indigenous Shorts in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival. Canadian Indigenous Shorts feature the work of  Alethea Arnaquq-BarilLisa Jackson, Danis Goulet, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Alejandro Valbuena, Kate Kroll, Lisa Jackson,  and Jeff Barnaby.  The shorts program highlights Indigenous filmmakers and media artists helping to create a broader understanding of Indigenous people,and cultures through film.

July 19, 9:00 pm
Life of a Craphead: Bugs
Zak Tatham: Doorcuts

Hamilton Artists Inc. is please to present Life of a Craphead’s Bugs; and Zak Tatham’s Doorcuts in part of their summer Outdoor Screening Series. Bugs, written and directed by Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam & Jon Mccurley), is a satire about a bug society and its most powerful family. Bugs presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. The DIY film sets the Bug universe right in the middle of the real world, creating multiple layers of reality that interact with each other. Zak Tatham’s Doorcuts follows a traveler as she leaves her home though a door, she enters a door which enters a door, taking as many Doorcuts as possible. It may be transparent to access doors that fold space, linking alternate universes, but as the short-cuts are exploited hospitality closes an octo-edge door.


The Inc.’s Outdoor Screening Series is made possible through project support by the Incite Foundation, Hamilton Community Foundation and Mohawk College

 

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