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Take Two: Reflecting on Toronto Filmmakers from 1965 to 1972

Take Two, an event curated by the first cohort of the Film Preservation and Collections Management students at Ryerson University, surveys the emergence of independent filmmaking in Toronto between 1965 and 1972. The time period highlights the development of many distinct voices in both the artistic and student communities, which tended to cross-pollinate and inform each other. The goal of this event is to illustrate the context and development of these voices through two programmes of short films, an exhibition of film ephemera from the time period, and a panel discussion with members of the artist and student communities, including Raphael Bendahan, Betty Ferguson, Robert Fothergill, Rick Hancox, and Keith Lock.

Programme 1 - 6:00 pm

Animals in Motion by John Straiton (1968, 7 minutes)

Steam Ballet by John Straiton (1968, 4 minutes)

The Telephone Film by Betty Ferguson (1972, 14 minutes)

Standard Time by Michael Snow (1967, 8 minutes)

Black & White by Raphael Bendahan (1971, 8 minutes)

Rat Life and Diet in North America by Joyce Wieland (1968, 16 minutes)

Next to Me by Rick Hancox (1971, 5 minutes)

Intermission - 7:00 PM

Programme 2 - 7:30 PM

Rochdale College 1970 by Raphael Bendahan (1970, 21 minutes)

Wildwood Flower by Keewatin Dewdney (1971, 4 minutes)

Oddballs by Robert Fothergill (1966, 15 minutes)

Arnold by Keith Lock and Jim Anderson (1971, 13 minutes)

The Musical Chairs by Warren Collins (1969, 16 minutes)

Panel Discussion

A discussion about the films and the time period with Keith Lock, Robert Fothergill, and others.

Admission: Free, seating provided on a first come, first served basis.

All films will be presented in their original 16mm film format.

Take Two: Reflecting on Toronto Filmmakers from 1965 to 1972

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