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  1. Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, Bottles Under the Influence (still), 2012. 16mm film.

Uncanny Relations

Surrealism Film Series at The Cinematheque

PAST - November 3, 10 and 17, 2016

The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC

In conjunction with Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: The Last Waves, join us for a film series reconsidering canonical surrealist films and experimental feminist interventions, in the context of the artists’ own hallucinogenic and uncanny exhibition-based films. Dream states and unconscious meanderings weave their way throughout the exhibition and onto the screen. The fluid, associative logic of dreams function as a liminal space that mediates between waking life and sleep, between facts on the ground and subjective interior experience. The bridge between these states of being captivated surrealist practitioners in the first half of the twentieth century and continues to vex Feyrer and Henderson nearly a century later. Three nights of rarely seen double bills, each including a feature-length film as well as a program of shorts. Introductions will be provided by 221a Head of Strategy Jesse McKee on November 3 and Vancouver artist Evann Siebens on November 10.

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Thursday, November 3

6:30 pm: Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, with an introduction by Jesse McKee

Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, Bottles Under the Influence (2012)
Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, Consider the Belvedere (2015)
Jean Cocteau, Blood of a Poet (1930)

8:15 pm: Canonical Shorts

René Clair, Entr’acte (1924)
Hans Richter, Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)
Man Ray, L’etoile de mer (1928)
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali, Un Chien Andalou (1928/29)
Joseph Cornell, Rose Hobart (1936)

Thursday, November 10

6:30 pm: Maya Deren and Jean Painlevé, with an introduction by Evann Siebens

Maya Deren, Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Maya Deren, At Land (1944)
Maya Deren, Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946)
Alexander Hammid, The Private Life of a Cat (1947)
Jean Painlevé, The Love Life of the Octopus (1965)
Jean Painlevé, The Vampire (1945)
Jean Painlevé, The Seahorse (1934)

8:40 pm

Hans Richter, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)

Thursday, November 17

6:30 pm: Germaine Dulac

Germaine Dulac, La Coquille et le clergyman (1928)
Germaine Dulac, La Souriante Madame Beudet (1923)

8:00 pm

Ulrike Ottinger, Ticket of No Return (1979)

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689