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Never too late for Super 8

If you aren't the kind of person who can function on very few hours sleep, do yourself a favour and stop reading now... 'cause the Images Festival will only be a recipe for disaster.

Last night was Part 1 of the "Super 8 Late" series of this year's Images Fest. Starting just after 11pm at Cameron House (408 Queen W), this screening brought together filmmakers who work in the often forgotten format of Super 8. The policy was clear: Pay What You Can and absolutely No Video Allowed.

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The lineup of local and international films screened were a good mix of bizarre, arty, honest and totally f'd up. Though the eyes start getting heavy from the long day previous, a mix of silent vs audio, b&w vs colour, and so on, keep things interesting. Click here to see the full list of all the films screened.

The madness doesn't stop there though. If you're tempted to test your wake-up skills on Thursday morning, Part 2 screens at 11pm tonight.

Personally, I don't think I'm going to be able to manage the 2nd installment (am I getting this old?), but Part 3/Bring-your-own-8 night on Thursday sounds like it's going to be awesome. I'm thinkin "indie reality show gone awry" will be the theme of the evening as people can bring whatever Super 8's they have for screening. If you're already looking for that box of reels you've got stashed, then make note that that event is going down at Cinecycle (129 Spadina - in the alley) and it's totally FREE.

Also that same night will be the premiere of "For Plastic Man (For Morton Feldman)", an "8mm projector performance by Andrew Lampert that can only be screened for one audience member at a time"! I'm excited... and a little bit scared. See you there.


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