FEBRUARY FROM SATAN MACNUGGIT:
Hey, I'm only slightly late on this one- most of the events are still in the future. Here's the latest announcements from Jonathan Culp's Satan MacNuggit anarcho-video productions(see the Images and cartoons section of our Links). If you're in the Toronto area try to catch the shows.
[Satanm-announce] news - "Red Shift" tonight - plus: mounties!:
SATAN MACNUGGIT NEWS - FEBRUARY 2009
1. "RED SHIFT" at 8 Fest TONIGHT
2. MOUNTIE MOVIES at Trash Palace - Feb 6
3. SATAN MACNUGGIT at Gettazine 2 - Feb 12-13
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1. RED SHIFT
AT THE 8 FEST
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 8:30 PM
89B NIAGARA STREET (Just West of Bathurst)
Red Shift (2009, 40 minutes)
Super 8 collage
with live accompaniment by Picastro (Liz Hysen, Nick Storring, Brandon Valdivia)
I am very excited! This Friday, my first long piece in a couple years - and my first film finished on super 8 in a decade - debuts at The 8 Fest with live musical accompaniment by my old pals in Picastro.
You can read my trenchant ponderings about "Red Shift" on the Broken Pencil website:
and find out more about The 8 Fest here:
I will also be bringing a reel along for Saturday night's home move screening -you should too! Mine will feature a late 50's prefab "garage raising" in, I think, Guelph!
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2. JONATHAN CULP PRESENTS
MOUNTIE DOUBLE BILL!
AT TRASH PALACE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
DOORS 8:30 - FILM 9:30
For months now I've been regaling Trash Palace with samples of the OTHER Canadian cinema - the cheesy cash grabs (and genuine artistic successes) of our notorious 'tax shelter' era. Well for this special double bill, I am reaching back even farther, to the original 'commercial' Canadian films, which were in fact not really Canadian at all! I refer of course to the 'Mountie movies' of the 30s, which amount to Westerns on a broken compass...replacing noble Northerners for the good guys and unwashed 'half-breeds' for the baddies!
RENFREW OF THE ROYAL MOUNTED (1937) leads the bill, and is a riotous quickie (in every sense - it clocks in at under an hour). This tale of valor on horseback features good ol' Renfrew jumping out of a plane, pitching woo, and eventually busting some no-good pseudo-Metis who are smuggling counterfeit across the border in - what else - blocks of ice! (How Canadian can you get?)
This Martian's-eye view of our home and native land was a favourite whipping boy for front page pothead Pierre Berton, who found fault with everything from the headgear ("Renfrew appears to be wearing a slouch hat") to the mise-en-scene ("The entire troop of them gallops up to the picnic grounds on horseback singing at the top of their voices"). So if you usually come to Trash Palace for history lessons, steer clear! But if you're looking for something to laugh at, you've got your man.
We then jump ahead almost 40 years to a different breed of mountie - George Segal, slouching through a Vancouver that is almost as seedy as Skip Tracer, in RUSSIAN ROULETTE (1975).
This one is actually a real hoot, thanks to director Lou Lombardo who cut his teeth as editor for the great Robert Altman and Sam Peckinpah! You get lots of wicked deadpan humour and layering (and layering) of subplots to go with the geopolitics - Canadians of this era seem to have been even more obsessed with the Soviet Union than the Yanks, no doubt thanks to that commie Trudeau. You may not know what the hell is going on, but you'll sure have fun trying to figure it out!
"Stirring and heart-thumping"
"A tour de force of slick editing and exciting music"
"Hilarious...a wealth of talent involved"
"Engaging and quirky"
So - a very special Trash-fest, two great movies for the price of one, plus the usual 'cold drinks,' hot dogs, popped corn, candy, merch, and yummies from our in-house chocolatier!
Advance tix $5 at Eyesore Cinema, 801 Queen St. West (above Rotate This). Secret location, as always - the address is printed on the ticket, along with a handy map on how to get there! (It's a short walk from the ticket location...)
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3. SATAN MACNUGGIT AT GETTAZINE 2!
THURS-FRI FEB. 12-13, 12-5 PM
SHERIDAN COLLEGE, 1430 TRAFALGAR ROAD
IN THE ATRIUM OUTSIDE THE CONNEXION
The second big Sheridan zine fair is expanding to two days, and we're going to be around for both, selling DVDs and zines (including a brand new one, more details soon...) PLUS I believe I will be stepping up to the mic to sing a couple tunes, a rare treat indeed. If you find yourself on campus, drop on by.
Read all about it at http://gettazine.blogspot.com
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See you soon...!
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