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Very Nice Pictures: Flash Photographic Festival

Sun, Oct 11 / 3 pm
Very Nice, Very Nice / Dir. Arthur Lipsett, 1961, Canada, 7 min
Pictures of the Interior / Dir. Sean Garrity, 2003, Canada, 4:40 min
The Actor / Dir. John Paskievich, 1990, Canada, 24 min

In conjunction with the Flash Photographic Festival, we present three powerful portrait films with a focus on photography. From Arthur Lipsett’s 1961 classic Very Nice, Very Nice to John Paskievich’s rarely seen film about baby photographer Ken D’Cruz and Sean Garrity’s photos from his world wide journeys.

** Following the film screening Flash Fest organizer and photographer Leif Norman and John Paskievich will engage in a conversation about the power of image making and discuss critical elements of photography**

Very Nice, Very Nice / Dir. Arthur Lipsett, 1961, Canada, 7 min / Experimental legend Arthur Lipsett’s first film is an avant-garde blend of photography and sound which looks behind the business-as-usual face we put on life and shows anxieties we want to forget. Nominated for an Academy award it inspired Stanley Kubrick to approach Lipsett to create a trailer for Kubrick’s film Dr Strangelove.

Pictures of the Interior / Dir. Sean Garrity, 2003, Canada, 4:40 min / Sean Garrity’s short photo portraits of Cuba, Spain, South America and Japan reveals photographs and memories, travels and observations, kimchi and root beer.

The Actor / Dir. John Paskievich, 1990, Canada, 24 min / A charming portrait of the late Ken D’Cruz, a baby photographer who dreams of acting. This rarely seen documentary explores the world of taking photos of babies through eyes of a professional.

 

Reviews

The Actor is magical, beautiful, intriguing.
- CBC 
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