Edited by Tom McSorley

Published by the Canadian Film Institute, 2008. All rights reserved.

Copy editing: Tom McSorley, Scott Birdwise, Jennifer Noseworthy, Tina Legari.

Design: André Coutu

Acknowledgements: Tina Legari, Maya and Benjamin, Holly and Trixie McSorley, Robert Plant, Peter Harcourt, Scott Birdwise, Jennifer Noseworthy, Timothy A. Robertson, Colin Browne, Richard Lochead, Sam Kula, Kelly Friesen, David Novek, Marc Glassman, Paul Byrnes, Mary Dickie, Dan Sokolowski, Kelly Neall, Azarin Sohrabkhani, Andre Coutu, Jerrett Zaroski.

This publication was made possible with the generous support of the AV Preservation Trust, Heritage Canada, and Canada Council for the Arts.

 In March 2008, the Canadian Film Institute presented Rivers of Time: A Retrospective of the Films of Philip Hoffman, a five-part retrospective of one of Canada’s most important and celebrated filmmakers, Philip Hoffman. The release of our publication entitled "Rivers of Time: The Films of Philip Hoffman" coincided with the event, featuring essays and writings about Hoffman and his films.

A filmmaker of memory and association, Hoffman creates highly ‘personal’ yet universal works, which weave fiction and documentary in an experimental ‘diarist’ cinema. He has screened his work in England, Holland, Australia, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, and the USA. Philip Hoffman is currently a faculty member in the Film and Video Department at York University.