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Church of Film: Psychedelic Canada

January 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free
Church of Film

Chuch of Film is back in session on Wednesday, January 14th–a regular on every Indie film lover’s calendar.

This weeks sermon of film emerges from the madness of the Canadian archives! According the Church staff, The National Film Board of Canada issued the mandate for filmmakers to “interpret Canada for Canadians,” and funded a vast number of documentary and experimental filmmakers to meet the challenge. For many of them, in the midst of a wildly experimental climate, that mandate was worded vaguely enough to interpret very unconventional visions and perceptions of their native land… such as they might have been under the influence of the, err, 60s (wink, wink).

Part One of the program features a slew of experimental shorts, by boy genius Arthur Lipsett, Norman McLaren, Ishu Patel and Joyce Wieland!

Part Two features Quebecois filmmaker Jean Beaudin’s hallucinogenic masterwork, VERTIGE (1969), a bizarre pseudo documentary that imitates an acid trip as it explores the drugged-out hippie club scene in Montreal.

We’ll follow it with Arthur Lipsett’s N-ZONE (1970), one of his brilliant collage mash-ups that is a dizzying, out-of-body whirl through Canadian media and pop culture!

At the North Star Ballroom.

Part one kicks off at 8pm, followed by an intermission before part two starts at 9pm.

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Date:
January 14, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://churchoffilm.org

Organizer

Church of Film
Phone:
503-240-6088
Website:
http://www.churchoffilm.org

Venue

North Star Ballroom
635 North Killingsworth Court
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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Phone:
(503) 240-6088
Website:
www.northstarballroom.com/