Art to view, people to free…

Thought I would take a moment and share some upcoming events that I’m excited about!

Still from TREES OF SYNTAX, LEAVES OF AXIS, by Daïchi Saïto

If you’re in Toronto this week, head down to Cinecycle this Friday to catch a show of new work by the Double Negative Collective, presented by the Loop Collective as part of their Lighthouse series. There will also be a live performance by Jerusalem In My Heart.


.:. filmmakers ::: Christopher Becks : Lindsay McIntyre : Lucia Fezzuoglio : Philippe Léonard : Malena Szlam : Karl Lemieux : Eduardo Menz & Daïchi Saïto. ::: with a live performance by JERUSALEM IN MY HEART.

Friday, June 3 · 9:00pm – 10:30pm / Cinecycle / 129 Spadina Ave. (down the lane) / Toronto, ON

Two Double Negative members, Malena Szlam and Daichi Saito, are also responsible for programing at the Segal Centre’s CinemaSpace and they have just put out a call for submissions, deadline is June 15th:

For the occasion of the 2011 State of the Arts symposium, organized by ELAN Quebec, CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts invites submissions of short film and video work of less than 15 minutes made by Quebec-based and predominantly English-speaking artists.

CinemaSpace welcomes recently produced independent work from all genres: experimental, documentary, fiction and animation.

Two programs of short film and video work will be curated by Malena Szlam and Daïchi Saïto, Co-Directors of CinemaSpace. Selected work will screen in CinemaSpace on September 24 during the 2011 State of the Arts symposium. The screenings will be followed by Q&A discussion with artists present.

Pretty pumped for the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival this June! Lots of neat things to see and do. My fave part of this festival is their approach- it has what I think is an innate Montrealness what with the skill-share-y, art-focused, non-commercial aspect to their programming. Their collab’s with my former workplace Head & Hands and current volunteer location CKUT doesn’t hurt their chances with my MTL heart neither.

A few events I’m excited about: top of my list is the Parlovr + Mavo + Mozart’s Sister bill on June 16th. I love all three bands and am very excited to see our good buds (and one of Jeremy’s other bands) Parlovr play some of their new tunes. I think it’s also their first show in Montreal in a million years. I plan to go with Erin and get silly. The afore-mentioned Jerusalem in My Heart is playing the prior evening, June 15th, which I’d like to check out. The Suoni on Film portion of the festival will be screening two early documentaries by Brian De Palma (The Responsive Eye, etc) at Blue Sunshine on July 18th. Check out all of the music shows on the on-line calendar and wander around town for a festival guide for workshop and non-music related event info.

Finally, my good bud Sherwin is throwing two Slowdance Nights, one here in Montreal this Friday at Mainline theatre as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival and a Queer Slowdance in Toronto on June 17th in Toronto at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre as part of Toronto Pride. Unite and dance slow!



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