July 27, 2010

Future Projections (2010)

According to a TIFF press release, the Future Projections program has been folded into their "Essential Cinema" exhibit, which will feature four newly-commissioned films, an exhibition, and eleven moving image projects. I'm doing my best to not be cynical about this, but it's hard when the Essential Cinema Top 100 list includes Amelie, Star Wars, Slumdog Millionaire, and Life is Beautiful. The good news is that the Future Projections lineup does include a few films I'm curious to see, including work by Egoyan, Maddin, Michael Snow, Martin Arnold, and Douglas Gordon.

Essential Cinema Exhibition

The Essential Cinema exhibition, which will be located in the TIFF Bell Lightbox, is a collection of "iconic costumes, film stills, posters, music samples and film clips, the exhibition charts these works – all 100 of them – that have played such a key role in defining film culture for more than a century."

Commissioned Films

  • 8½ Screens -- Atom Egoyan
  • E-100 -- James Andean and Fran├žois Xavier Saint-Pierre
  • Essential Titles -- Barr Gilmore
  • Hauntings I and II -- Guy Maddin

Future Projections

  • 24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro (2008) -- Douglas Gordon
  • Heavenhell (2009) -- Chris Chong Chan Fui + Yasuhiro Morinaga
  • In Love for the Mood (2009) -- Ming Wong
  • Jeanne (2003) -- Martin Arnold
  • Journey to the Moon (2003) -- William Kentridge
  • Klatsassin (2006) -- Stan Douglas
  • Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake (2007-ongoing) -- Perry Bard
  • NYman With A Movie Camera (2010) -- Michael Nyman
  • Otolith III (2009) -- The Otolith Group
  • Slidelength (1969-71) -- Michael Snow
  • Soft Rains #6: Suburban Horror (part 1) (2003) -- Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
  • Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades (2006) -- Harun Forocki