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Conservatory (dir. Stephen Broomer, 2013, Canada)
Café Ex: The Cinema of Stephen Broomer
December 4, 2014

Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 7:00pm
"Pay-what-you-can" admission - at the door or in advance, online
($5.00 suggested donation)

Inaugurated in 1998, the seventeenth season of this ongoing visiting artist series presents artist-curated evenings of independent experimental film and video in the intimate atmosphere of Club SAW. Once again, the series features Canadian experimental cinema, with guest filmmakers presenting their work and engaging in extensive discussions with audience members for a "pay-what-you-can" admission.

The Canadian Film Institute, as part of its ongoing intimate and interactive guest artist series, is proud to present the works of filmmaker Stephen Broomer.

Toronto-based experimental filmmaker Stephen Broomer is one of contemporary Canadian cinema's most poetic voices. His layered, densely textured celluloid tone poems (sounding echoes of David Rimmer and Philip Hoffman) probe relationships between landscape and desire, architecture and nature, physicality and spirituality, while also exploring the tangible yet ghostly experience of memory. A filmmaker and film preservationist (often working in 8mm and 16mm formats), Broomer has a BFA in Film and Video Production, an MA in Film Studies, and is presently completing his doctoral dissertation on the origins of the Canadian avant-garde film.
 
Broomer’s films have screened at venues in the Americas, Europe, and Asia including Cinematheque Ontario (Toronto), the Images Festival (Toronto), the WNDX Festival of the Moving Image (Winnipeg, Manitoba), the Diagonal Film Archive (Seoul, Korea), the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago, USA), the Erata Contemporary Art Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Nomadic Academy of Experimental Arts (Harakka Island, Helsinki), Kunstwerke (Cologne, Germany), the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Oberhausen, Germany), and Imagem-Contato Festival (Sao Paolo, Brazil).
 
Stephen Broomer will attend the screening to introduce and discuss his film, along with guest curator, Scott Birdwise. The evening will also feature the launch of a new Canadian Film Institute publication entitled The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer.
 
Admission is pay-as-you-can.

Program:
Stephen Broomer  •  Canada  •  2012  •  2 min
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm, Club SAW
 
Stephen Broomer  •  Canada  •  2011  •  4 min
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm, Club SAW
 
Stephen Broomer  •  Canada  •  2013  •  4 min
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm, Club SAW
 
Stephen Broomer  •  Canada  •  2011  •  7 min
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm, Club SAW
 
Stephen Broomer  •  Canada  •  2012  •  11 min
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm, Club SAW
 
Stephen Broomer  •  Canada  •  2013  •  13 min
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm, Club SAW
 
Stephen Broomer  •  Canada  •  2013  •  19 min
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm, Club SAW