July 23, 2011

Heidi Phillips: Mysteries of Light

Winnipeg Cinematheque
Friday, July 29 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Heidi Phillips sifts and searches through old films and found footage, lifting imagery and sound to recycle into her own layered and loosely structured narrative works. 

These found-footage and hand-processed films entice the viewer into an alternate reality where sailboats have character and disembodied arms have hope. 

Mysteries of Light is a retrospective look at Winnipeg filmmaker Heidi Phillips’ career in conjunction with her recent award, the Manitoba Film Hothouse Award for Creative Development. This award, designed to provide recognition to the depth of local directing talent, is funded by the Province of Manitoba.

Film Selections includes:
Tribute to Scissors (1999, 3:20 min.)
Isolating Landscapes (2007, 5:00 min.)
Discovering Composition in Art (2008, 2:00 min.)
The Last Harvest (2010, 6:00 min.)
Skydive (2011, 5:00 min.)

The program will conclude with the premiere of Phillips’ latest film series based on 8mm found footage bought from “Klass ‘A’ Auctions” in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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