CinemaSpace presents: The Travelling Tour of the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Travelling Tour of the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival
The Longest-Running Experimental Film Festival in North America

Program 1: January 19th at 7:30pm
Program 2: January 22nd at 6pm


Home Movie (Best Narrative Film Award) by Braden King, director of the award-winning feature HERE (Berlinale 2011, Sundance 2011)

The Florestine Collection (Jury Award) by the late animator Helen Hill, who was murdered in a home invasion in New Orleans in 2007. Her husband Paul Gailiunas survived the incident and completed the film in 2010.

The Mechanism of Spring (DeVarti prize for most comic film) by Japanese animator Atsushi Wada (Day of Nose)

CinemaSpace unveils a brand-new series on the environment, a long-awaited retrospective of Phil Solomon’s exquisite work, plus a four-part series on the great master Stan Brakhage, feminist/queer cinema pioneer Barbara Hammer, and much more!


CinemaSpace @ the Segal Centre for Performing Arts
5170, ch. de la Côte-Ste- Catherine

Metro Snowdon or Côte-Ste-Catherine | Bus 129 / 17 / 51

Box Office: 514.739.7944
More details at:
Regular: $10.00
Student (full-time w/ ID) / Senior (65+): $8.00
Package: $15.00 for two programs

About the author:

Kier-La Janisse

Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, Owner/Artistic Director of Spectacular Optical Publications and founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) in Vancouver, was the Festival Director of Monster Fest in Melbourne, Australia and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror (2005). She is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012) and contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (Fantagraphics, 2011), Recovering 1940s Horror: Traces of a Lost Decade (Lexington, 2014) The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (University of Toronto Press, 2015) and We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale (PS Press, 2017). She co-edited and published the anthology books KID POWER! (Spectacular Optical, 2014), Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (Spectacular Optical, 2015) and Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin (2017), and is co-editing Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television for release in late 2017. She is currently writing A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time: Children’s Programming and the Counterculture, 1965-1985, monographs about Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter and Patricia Birch’s Grease 2, and is in development on a TV series based on her book House of Psychotic Women with Rook Films.


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