MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE: AN EVENING OF BALLARDIAN FILM + VIDEO

Videographe, The Noah and Suoni per il Popolo present
MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE: An Evening of Ballardian Film + Video.
Curated by Kier-La Janisse
with a special introduction by Claude Lalumière, author of OBJECTS OF WORSHIP and THE DOOR TO LOST PAGES

Friday June 14, 2013 – 9:00pm
Peut-ere Vintage Microcinema
6029a ave du Parc, Montreal

Taking its name and inspiration from the works of British iconoclast J.G Ballard (1930-2009) – the pre-eminent voice of the new wave of post-Sputnik science fiction heralded in the 1960s and best known in North America as the author of Crash (1973) and Empire of the Sun (1984) – this program features works that are both directly Ballardian as well as those which (perhaps unconsciously) explore a sampling of Ballard’s thematic obsessions: environmental desolation and transformation, concretization and the rise of the megalopolis, automotive fetishism and destruction, advertising and consumerism, celebrity spectacle, societal stratification and gated communities, alienation and inner space, interrogation and incarceration. This free screening celebrates the launch of the Myths of the Near Future program on Videographe’s online portal Vitheque (www.vitheque.com).

The version of Myths of the Near Future presented at the screening will be as a single stream of programming demarcated by trailers, commercials and UK public information films, and include the following films:

– THE UNLIMITED DREAM COMPANY,Sam Scoggins (UK, 1983)
– ACTIVATED MEMORY II, Sabrina Ratte (Canada, 2011)
– THE RESORT [Documentary], George Thomson (UK, 2009)
– THE RESORT,George Thomson (UK, 2009)
– LOOTERS RADIO, Mark Essen (UK 2011)
– THE CONCENTRATION CITY, Anna Kraay (UK 2010)
– CORNEAS DIADEM, Brandon Blommaert (Canada 2008)
– GRANDE ANARCA, Alvise Renzini (Italy 2003)
– CRASH!, Harley Cokeliss (UK 1971).
(Please note this rare authorized screening of Harley Cokeliss’ CRASH! is unique to the launch screening, and will not be available on the Vitheque platform as per the BBC’s terms and conditions).

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Vidéographe, The Noah et le Festival SUONI PER IL POPOLO s’associent à cette projection d’œuvres sélectionnées par l’écrivaine et commissaire Kier-La Janisse.

Tirant son nom et son inspiration des œuvres de l’iconoclaste britannique J.G Ballard (1930-2009), principal porte-parole de la nouvelle vague de science-fiction entamée dans les années 60 post-Spoutnik et mieux connu en Amérique du Nord comme étant l’auteur de Crash (1973) et Empire of the Sun (1984) – ce programme propose des œuvres qui sont directement Ballardiennes, ainsi que des œuvres qui explorent (inconsciemment, peut-être) un échantillonnage varié de ses obsessions thématiques : la destruction et la transformation de l’environnement, la concrétisation et l’émergence de la mégalopole, le fétichisme de la destruction et de l’automobile, la publicité et la société de consommation, le spectacle de la célébrité, les sociétés stratifiées et les communautés emmurées, l’aliénation et l’espace intérieur ou l’interrogation et l’incarcération. Cette projection gratuite célèbre le lancement du programme Myths of the Near Future sur Vithèque, le portail en viagra canada online pharmacy ligne de Videographe. (www.vitheque.com).

La version de Myths of the Near Future présentée lors de cette séance sera montrée en un seul bloc entrecoupé de bandes-annonces, de publicités, ainsi que de films d’information publique britanniques, en plus d’inclure les films suivants:

– The unlimited dream company, de Sam Scoggins
– Activated memory II, de Sabrina Ratte
– The resort (documentaire) de George Thomson
– The resort (film), de George Thomson
– Looters RADIO de Mark Essen
– The concentration city de Anna Kraay
– Corneas diadem de Brandon Blommaert
– Grande anarca de Alvise Renzini
– CRASH! de Harley Cokeliss (SEULE et UNIQUE projection)


Image from Harley Cokeliss’ film ‘CRASH’ © BBCTV

About the author:

Kier-La Janisse

Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, uk propecia founder of Spectacular Optical Publications and 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 best online generic levitra 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 (with Paul Corupe) and published the anthology books KID POWER! (2014), Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (2015), Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin (2017) and Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television (2017). She edited the book Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive (forthcoming), and is currently co-authoring (with Amy Searles) the book ‘Unhealthy and Aberrant’: Depictions of Horror Fandom in Film and Television and co-curating (with Clint Enns) an anthology book on the films of Robert Downey, Sr., as well as writing a monograph about Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter. She was a producer on Mike Malloy’s Eurocrime: the Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the ’70s and Sean Hogan’s We Always Find Ourselves in the Sea and her first film as director/producer, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror is due out from cheap discount levitra Severin Films in 2020.

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