Mike Hoolboom at IFFR
Homo-romantic seaman's film. An ode to Jean Genet.
About the sensuality of the naked torso of a sailor. Masterful found-footage adaptation.
Imitations of Life
Ingenious and very filmic investigation of the portrayal of childhood memories. Freud as video.
Metabiopic about the Canadian pioneer of the video scene and icon of the drag scene Colin Campbell who died in 2001. And therefore also about the development of television, the Cold War and the shadow of a master.
What Talking Means
A personal essay that forms part of Cartmell's work-in-progress, Shipwreck Theory.
Mike Hoolboom collected three reports, different in form, atmosphere and substance, of events at three schools in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Fallujah.
Homage by experimental film maker Mike Hoolboom to his editor Mark Karbusicky. The fanatical animal activist and free spirit committed suicide in 2007. An invisible man who was always there for others and who eliminated himself, literally.
The term essay film is sometimes used a bit too easily, but this really is one - and it isn’t an easy one. Skillfully cut and pasted from existing film material, the film provides a complex picture of Palestine. The land that is not a land, but does have inhabitants. An improbable place for love.
Autist Donna Washington comments on footage of her and her fellow patients, shot 50 years ago at the psychiatric clinic.
We Make Couples
We Make Couples is a master documentary maker's six-years-in-the-making Marxist love story. Crammed full of thoughts on cinema, politics and the pleasures and costs of our collective stabs at happiness, it’s a powerful film challenging us to ask whether 'the couple' could also be a form of resistance.
A story of the city in sixteen acts, recurring scenes with variations, of loss and humour. A look at the colour that is not a colour. Remembering Charlie "Africa" Keunang. (Mike Hoolboom)
27 thoughts about my father
Poignant portrait of the filmmaker’s father, who died last year, told in 27 brief contemplations, including personal moments and exceptional archive footage.
Judy Versus Capitalism
Canadian feminist, activist and journalist Judy Rebick reflects on her political and personal life in this experimental, biographical portrait.