Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Madi Piller: Poetry Projections 2

Just a quick post about an upcoming event, featuring a new film by TAIS head honcho Madi Piller!

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT),
in collaboration with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) present:

Poetry Projections II
Sunday, October 21, 2007
3:00pm – 5:00pm
York Quay Centre, Studio Theatre
Harbourfront Centre

LIFT and the IFOA present the premier of ten new collaborative works bridging film and poetry. Each project has been commissioned by LIFT as a pairing of a poet and a filmmaker, each with distinct voices in their medium. The collaborative pairs have each produced a short film to engage a visual dialogue with the poets’ work, most of whom will read live.

The program of ten new works will be preceded by a selection from the 2005 program and followed by a discussion with the poets and filmmakers on cross-disciplinary collaboration. Reception to follow.

Filmmakers and Poets:

Carl Brown and John Barlow
Dan Browne and Goran Simic
Kelly Egan and Souvankham Thammavongsa
Philip Hoffman and Gerry Shikatani
Heather Keung and Patria Rivera
Shana MacDonald and Margaret Christakos
Annette Mangaard and Ray Hsu
Vicky Moufawad-Paul and Suzanne Robertson
Madi Piller and Priscila Uppal
Gariné Torossian and Louise Bak

Admission: Free

Poetry Projections has been made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts– Media Arts Section and The League of Canadian Poets.

For further information about the program or to arrange interviews with the artists contact:
LIFT’s Director of Operations Ben Donoghue at 416.588.6444 or director@lift.on.ca

Please put “Poetry Projections II + your request” in subject heading.

For further information about IFOA contact:
Print: Becky Toyne at 416.973.5836 or ifoamedia@harbourfrontcentre.com
Broadcast: Shane Gerard at 416.973.4518 or ifoamedia@harbourfrontcentre.com

It's this weekend, it's free, it's got Madi in it, plus a whole bunch of other great filmmakers, teamed up with some of Canada's great prose-slingers. So, go get all cultured n' schtuff.

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