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Magical Feminism

THU AUG 18 / 7 pm
Curated and introduced by Coral Aiken

Fevvers, the most famous aerialiste of the day; her slogan, ‘Is she fact or is she fiction?’ And she didn’t let you forget it for a minute; this query, in foot-high letters, blazed forth from a wall-sized poster. – Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

Like literature, film’s favourite subject is identity. Film is distinct from literature in the representation of the mind. In literature the text can easily move between reality and magic because the medium remains constant. Taking cues from literature the films in this screening rework Magical Realist devices to reveal the interior world of their characters.

The films in this program represent a contemporary trend in filmmaking, Magical Feminism. Where Magical Realism gives agency to the interior world of the character by physically manifesting thoughts and memory, Magical Feminism offers an expansion of narrative realism, an opportunity to explore new territory and elaborate on the known understanding of feminist film and the mind. Films made by women and focused on female characters, the selections in this program explore representations of interiority through dance, movement, sound and images. – Coral Aiken

Fair Trade, dir. Leslie Supnet, 2009, Canada, 4:30 min.
A young woman experiences heavy nostalgic trauma, as she purges herself from the materiality of her past. Fair Trade is a story of one woman’s quest for a psychedelic transformation in an age of over consumption and greed.

Wanda & Miles, dir.Lesley Loski Chan, 2007, Canada, 12 min.
Wanda and Miles move a lot. But moving isn’t easy when you’ve got a heavy suitcase and a heavy heart… not to mention a big hole on your head.

Rainbow Warrior, dir. Tina Romero, 2009, USA, 15 min.
Students at a private academy for girls express resistance to the current totalitarian regime through dance.

The Red Hood, dir. Danishka Esterhazy, 2009, Canada, 9 min.
A dark re-telling of the classic fable Little Red Riding Hood set in the Canadian prairies during the Great Depression.

The Yellow Wallpaper, dir. Anne Koizumi, 2009, Canada, 4 min.
A woman is forced into isolation, after giving birth to her first child. Alone in a room, surrounded by an unsightly yellow wallpaper, the woman begins to identify with a figure trapped behind the surface of the wall.

The Air Inside Her, dir. Darya Zhuk, 2010, USA, 7 min.
An intimate sketch of a little girl’s understanding of life and death.

57 Ways, dir. Sharlene Bamboat, 2009, Canada, 4:30 min
A girl is obsessed with her vaginal odour. She tries different common methods of getting rid of her odour, but to no avail. In the end she decides to take drastic measures.

About Coral Aiken:
Coral Aiken is a filmmaker and choreographer originally from Winnipeg. Her post secondary background in Modern Dance and Ballet has inspired a filmmaking practice rooted in corporeal poetics, and multi channel modes of performance. In her films, Aiken explores themes of nostalgia and memory, with surreal elements rooting her work in Magical Realism. Aiken holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University. She is the Education Coordinator at LIFT in Toronto and instructs workshops in hand processing. Aiken recently produced the short Big Muddy with director Jefferson Moneo, which was selected for official competition in the Cinefoundation program at the 2011 Cannes Festival.

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