100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Mb R3B 1H3
Hosted by: Brett Kashmere
Filmmaker/curator/publisher Brett Kashmere continues his survey of the influential Escarpment School film movement that took place in Canada in the late ’70s and ’80s. Kashmere began the series with a screening back in November. This screening post on Bad Lit for that event goes into the history of what the Escarpment School was all about.
This new screening covers the evolution of the movement from social-based documentaries to more personal ones. Also, many of the films from this period focused on waterways as a major theme, in films such as Richard Kerr‘s Canal, Rick Hancox’s Waterworx and Philip Hoffman’s river, where the filmmakers chronicled their trips to the “landscapes of their youths,” according to Kashmere.
Kashmere further describes these films:
Exploring geographies of identity, these films take place