Loretta's Flowers by Brendan Prost
Loretta's Flowers (Canada 15 min. 2008) has its online premiere on The Queer Network on YouTube. Loretta’s Flowers is a queer character drama that follows a young woman on a languid summer’s day in Toronto as she cycles between increasing intimate encounters with three discrete relations, trapped in a pattern of insatiable longing.
To June 6
Hot Docs Festival Online
This year's Hot Docs festival continues to June 6, accessible online in Ontario only. A selection of titles will be available for an extended post-Festival viewing window until June 24, subject to availability.
To June 7
We Are One Global Film Festival
A 10-day global film festival co-curated by over 20 film festivals from across the world. Continues online on YouTube until June 7.
To June 30
Inside Out 30th Anniversary Short Film Program
This year’s festival has been postponed to October due to COVID-19, but Inside Out is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a fantastic program of shorts available online. It’s a testament to CFMDC’s commitment to queer artists that so many films from our collection are featured in this celebration. Congrats to all the filmmakers! Films are available on demand via insideout.ca from May 25 – June 30. $5.50 per program (the price of a 1991 film ticket), free for Inside Out members.
Remains by Louise Bourque
Remains (Canada 4:50 min. 2011) screens online on Owens Art Gallery Video Club. Remains is "a celluloid deterioration that addresses the ephemeral quality of the captured moment (the present) while revealing the insistent power of human presence in even the most deteriorated of states. The image of the mother is like a ghost that we won't let go."
Mechanical Memory by Amanda Dawn Christie
Mechanical Memory (Canada 5 min. 2005) screens online on Owens Art Gallery Video Club. Created from super 8 footage that was shot in the 1970s of the family dogs and the trains that the artist's father worked on, this film explores the decay of memory and image.
ONGOING SCREENINGS & VOD:
A number of cinematheques and microcinemas have moved online, and of course there are video-on-demand sites which have always been online. These are just a few:
AGH Film Series: www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/programs/ilovefilmseries/
Anthology Film Archives (New York): http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/
Arsenal 3 (Berlin, Germany): www.arsenal-berlin.de/en/join/arsenal-3/login.html
Labocine: Online selection of science-related films in a range of genres including documentary, experimental, and fiction. Each month they post a new selection of films in their curated monthly Issue. 30-day free trial, $3 monthly after. www.labocine.com
TIFF Stay-at-Home Cinema: www.tiff.net
VUCAVU: On-demand streaming of Canadian media art from eight distributors including CFMDC. https://vucavu.com/en/home
Winnipeg Cinematheque: www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/cinematheque/now-playing/