Bright Mirror : Recent Films by Paul Clipson

CineCycle and the 8fest's 8 x 8 Present

BRIGHT MIRROR: Recent Films by Paul Clipson

Saturday June 11 2016 8pm $10

at CineCycle down the alley behind 129 Spadina

San Francisco-based small-gauge stalwart Paul Clipson returns to Toronto several years after his last visit to the 8fest (and for the first time since 2011). A mainstay on the current experimental film scene, Paul is a lovely gentleman and a supremely talented artist. A rare and unique opportunity to see Paul projecting some of his camera originals, this event will be a real feast for both eyes and ears.

This screening is a co-presentation between CineCycle and 8x8, the 8fest's year-round showcase for small-gauge filmmakers admired by the festival.

Curated by Adam Rosen + John Creson

Introduction by Stephen Broomer


LANDSCAPE DISSOLVES (2012) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 6 minutes, music by Alex Cobb

ABSTEIGEND (2012) Super 8mm, B&W, 7 minutes, music by Evan Caminiti

ORIGIN (2009-2012) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 9 minutes, music by Che Chen

OTHER STATES (2013) Super 8mm, color, 7 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

BRIGHT MIRROR (2013) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 9 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

TRANSPARENT THINGS (2014) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 7.5 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

LIGHT YEAR (2013) 16mm, color, 10 minutes, music by Tashi Wada

LOVE AFTER LOVE (2014) 16mm, color, 5 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

THE LIQUID CASKET / WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS (2014) 16mm, color/B&W, 7.5 minutes, music by Lawrence English

MADE OF AIR (2014) 16mm, color/B&W, 11 minutes, music by Grouper

PULSARS E QUASARS (2014) Super 8mm, color, 4.5 minutes, music by Arp

Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner, combining densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments, in a process that encourages unplanned-for results, responding to and conversing with the temporal qualities of musical composition and live performance. His work has screened around the world in festivals and at sound and film events such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, and the Cinémathèque Française.

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