Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tomonari Nishikawa and LIFT bring rare experimental films to Toronto on July 18th

by Chris MaGee

It was a couple weeks ago that we told you about how experimental film-maker Tomonari Nishikawa was going to be staying as an artist-in-residence at LIFT, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, for the month of July. At that point we told you about Nishikawa would be teaching a one day seminar course at LIFT on Saturday, July 16th, but now there is word from LIFT director Ben Donoghue about another exciting event involving Nishikawa.

On Monday, July 18th at the Gladstone Hotel’s Art Bar LIFT will be presenting Traveling Through A Gate and Liquid, seven rare hand-processed 8mm and 16mm films by Japanese experimental film-makers programmed by Tomonari Nishikawa himself. Included in the programme will be Saika Tokunaga’s “Ei”, keitaro oshima’s “Instant Souvenirs”, Yo Ota’s “PILG IMAGE of TIME”, Masaru Noto’s “France as a Dream”, Ichiro Sueoka’s “Sinking Away”, Akira Mizuyoshi’s “In Fog” and Shinkan Tamaki’s “Climax” (above). Any fans of Japanese experimental film will know just how rare an opportunity this screening will be, so don’t miss it! It’s doubtful that we’ll get to see these films again in Toronto, or North America for that matter, any time again soon.

For additional details on LIFT’s and Tomonari Nishikawa’s presentation of Traveling Through A Gate and Liquid click here.

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