Monday, February 18, 2013

Andy Warhol’s Kitchen and the Escarpment School

To accompany the Oakville Galleries’ exhibition Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, Jon Davies is programming for Early Monthly Segments Andy Warhol’s Kitchen (1965). The screening will be Monday February 18th at 8pm at the EMS regular screening venue, the Ballroom in the Gladstone Hotel.
Local Listing: The Free Screen begins its Winter 2013 programming with The Road Ended at the Beach and Other Legends: Parsing the "Escarpment School" on Thursday, February 21st at 6:30pm. Regarding the program, its curator Brett Kashmere writes,
"A unique and often overlooked confluence in Canadian film history, the "Escarpment School" denotes a loosely knit band of Ontario-based experimental filmmakers — including Philip Hoffman, Mike Hoolboom, Richard Kerr, Carl Brown, Gary Popovich and Steve Sanguedolce — who studied together at Sheridan College in the 1970s, under the tutelage of Rick Hancox and Jeffrey Paull. Influenced by both the New American Cinema and its conterminous postwar movements (especially Beat literature) as well as the Canadian social documentary tradition (which were often screened side by side in the Sheridan classroom), the Escarpment School cineastes have over the course of thirty years helped to reinvent documentary as a mode for self-expression and formal exploration, extended and deepened the rich landscape tradition in Canadian art, and inspired new generations of filmmakers through their work and their teaching. Although varied in tone and texture, the films in this program share numerous qualities, including an attention to landscape, the filtering of documentary material through individual experience, the looming presence of America, and a formalist, process-based approach to non-fiction."

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