For those of you who are revisiting the site looking for follow up information and or ways to connect personally to the ideas that were shared during the run of the festival, we will try to provide some ongoing information and resources you here. Don't forget the links provided on each of the individual film pages.
sites were referenced in Dr. Don Moore and Dawn Matheson's
presentation. They illustrate how the seemingly "old" media of print literature is
being re-mediated into the so-called "new" media of internet video,
both in form and content. Click away . . .
(scroll down to prison poetry)
Michigan Water Advocate Addresses International Water Politics
Christy McGillivray is Campaigns Director for Clean Water Action in Michigan (www.cleanwateraction.org), a national organization of 1.2 million members working to empower people to take action to protect America's waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work.
For 36 years Clean Water Action has succeeded in winning some of the the United State's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public.
GIRC presents The Water Panel with Christy McGillvray and Mike Nagy
Bookshelf Cinema, Sunday Nov. 9 6:30 pm
ON UofG CAMPUS
THURSDAY NOV 6, 2008 AT
SUFFERING AND SMILING
directed by Dan Ollman
Directed by Marie-Monique Robin
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO
On the evening of Friday November 7th, 2008, the Eramosa Institute will host the 6th annual Guelph Lecture - On Being Canadian at the River Run Centre in downtown Guelph. This year's Lecture will feature a moderated discussion between Canadian Filmmaker Guy Maddin, Winner of Best Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival 2007, and Toronto- based author Sheila Heti. As well, a musical presentation will be given by singer-song writer Melissa McClelland and a literary reading by Giller Prize nominee Rawi Hage. Tickets are available for purchase by calling 519-763-3000, 877-520-2408 or online @ www.riverrun.ca.
Known for films such as "The Saddest Music in the World" and, most recently, "My Winnipeg," Guy Maddin will discuss his approach to making films which are utterly unique, mythological, nostalgic and innovative. In a conversation mediated by author and cultural scenster Sheila Heti, Maddin will explain the process behind creating art that uses humor, psychosexuality, myth and history to creatively weave stories both of the imagination and of real life. Sometimes called "The Canadian David Lynch," Maddin is easily one of the country's most influential and important artists.
As well, the evening will also feature a live musical performance by songstress Melissa McClelland. Described by some as "avant-garde mistress of inner-pop noire" Melissa's melody and lyrics are mysterious and dark yet gentle and warm. Her own original compostions such as "Rooftops" have been feature in television shows such as hit- prime time show Grey's Anatomy. As well, Melissa has been recognized as a truly talented musician and has had the opportunity to prove it by playing with internationally recognized Canadian musicians such as Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo), Justin Rutledge and Sarah McLachlan.
In addition to music, acclaimed author Rawi Hage will grace the stage and read a selected passage from his newest novel Cockroach. Born in Beirut, Rawi lived through nine years of the Lebanese civil war before immigrating to Canada in 1992 where he now lives as an award winning writer, a visual artist, and a curator. His works have been shown in galleries and museums around the world including the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Musée de la civilisation de Québec. He is also the author of De Niro's Game, his debut novel that won him many prestigious awards and was short listed for the Giller Prize.
When: Friday November 7th, 2008. Pre- show begins at 6:30, Program begins at 7:00 Catered reception to follow.
This event is also serves as the Gala Night Event of this years Guelph Moving Media Festival. For more information of films and screenings please visit: www.guelphfilmfest.org
For more information on the Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian please visit: www.eramosa.org or contact Tarah Walsh: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday October 26, 2008
Treble in the Fields ,Fundraiser for Fourfold Farm
Promises to be an ecclectic mix of acoustic music from local talents
Fourfold Farms 7682 4th Nichol Line
between Highway 6 (just south of Fergus) and County Road 7 (just south of Elora)
Strawbo'n perform during the Potluck
Michael Schmidt: Bioterrorist or Organic Hero?
It has been illegal to sell or distribute raw milk in Canada since 1938. In November, 2006, 25 armed officers raided Michael Schmidt s Glencolton Farms in Durham, Ontario as he drove up the farm lane in the old Blue Bus on his way to deliver raw milk to his cow-share members in Toronto. Officials confiscated raw milk, cheese-making equipment, computers and files. This film follows a year in the life of a Canadian activist farmer as he struggles to provide his farm fresh milk while battling authorities.
Proceeds go to Glencolton Farms' Raw Milk Legal Defense Fund
Dress warm! &/or rehearse for Hallowe'en,
a prize will be awarded for the best Michael Schmidt costume