The Mighty Niagara Film Fest proudly presents a two part film series, and media installation dedicated to the St. Catharines-born experimental filmmaker, Richard Kerr.
Ground Zero: Homecoming of Richard Kerr celebrates this founding member of the Escarpment School — a loose collective of filmmakers with an interest in landscape and auto-biography. Kerr has produced an expansive body of work in analog film and digital video that has screened at festivals and has been collected by museums and galleries around the world. Now based in Montreal, this is the first showcase of his work in Niagara.
Two special event screenings in this year’s festival program include a focus on Kerr’s early works Canal + The Last Days of Contrition from the 1980s presented at RiverBrink Art Museum and his most recent film Field Trip presented at The Film House at PAC where the filmmaker will be in attendance and a Q+A will be hosted by Anthony Kinik of the Brock University Film Society.
Kerr’s film The Demi-Monde (2015), a digitized celluloid collage with Hollywood footage, will be projected nightly as a free media installation on the facade of the old Town Cinema in downtown St. Catharines.
Although complimentary in program, parts in series are independent films and tickets are sold separately.
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