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Tuesday 16 September  2014 at 8PM
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FREE POPCORNCold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy is a kabuki opera digital art film playing in artist run centres, screening collectives and film festivals across Canada!

“Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy” is a made in Canada digital art film created and released by the artist group 253469. Starting Wednesday, June 25, 2014, this feature length film will tour 9 provinces and territories across Canada. The tour includes screenings at artist run centres, collectives and film festivals from Prince Edward Island to North West Territories. Artist run centres on different sides of the country will pair up in some cases to show “Cold Iron” on the same night during the summer and fall months. Screenings will be held at Eastern Edge Gallery, St Johns, aceartinc., Winnipeg, Niagara Artist Centre, St Catharines, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre & The Screening Room, Kingston, Art Zoo Studio, Toronto, this town is small & Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, Iqaluit Library, Nunavut, NSCAD, Halifax, University of Alberta, Edmonton and the Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre, North West Territories.

Not to be found at the big box movie theatres, “Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy” will appeal to audiences interested in the experimental, risk taking and absurd aspects of film art making. Structured on kabuki opera principles and shot largely in black and white, this film’s challenging, fragmented narrative and cinematic aesthetics stands out in a sea of independent productions and champions film as something more than a vehicle for story.

Described by director Wesley Rickert as a “tin-foil road-trip to Florida & the British Museum, in faster Chinese that dialogues over the electric kettle of Toronto’s City Hall and rotates in perpetual stillness towards a tsunami of row-boat performances”, this 72 minute project was independently made and pursues abstraction, surrealism, dada, performance art, neoism and the absurd. The film premiered January 23, 2014 at CineCycle Cinema in downtown Toronto and according to film and performance reviewer David Bateman “There is never a dull moment as this fun, sexy, surreal, thought provoking seventy minute tour de force floats seamlessly through a titillating and mind blowing consciousness of sight and sound.”

For a complete listing of the cross country screening venues, dates and times please visit: