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Troublemakers:
The Story of Land Art
Wednesday, January 18, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

USA | 2015 | Documentary | 72min

Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms. Rare footage and interviews which unveil the enigmatic lives and careers of storied artists Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative); a headstrong troika that established the genre.

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AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10




Seth's Dominion
Friday, January 20, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Canada | 2014 | Documentary | 52min | PG

This documentary film by Luc Chamberland sheds light on Canadian cartoonist Seth, mixing insightful biography with vivid animation in an artful fusion of filmmaking techniques.Preceded by two other animated shorts by Chamberland, The Death of Kao-Kuk and The Great Machine, both narrated by Seth. Co-presented with Epic Books.

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Q&A with Seth and AGO Curator Andrew Hunter following.

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10





 

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Wednesday, February 1, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Tamra Davis | USA | 2010 | Documentary | 93min | 14A

This thoroughly engaging documentary, charts the meteoric rise and fall of the inimitable New York painter with rock-star status and one of the leading lights of late-20th-century art. The film is centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat's own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man.

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AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

 

 


 

 

Artist Talk + Film Screning
Friday, February 10
7pm Talk | 9pm Film

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Art on the Haida Gwaii with Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson, one of the nation's most eminent contemporary artists, is a member of the Tsahi Eagle Clan who was raised in the village of Masset on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands). Fluent in painting, screen printing, wood carving, jewelry and other mediums, Davidson has been decorated with such honours as the Order of Canada and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, to name just a few.

 

Haida Gwaii:
On the Edge of the World

Canada | 2015 | Documentary | 74min | PG

At a stunning low altitude, aerial cinematography sweeps over the Haida Gwaii, a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago off the British Columbia Northwest Coast. It takes us into the geographic heart of the Haida Gwaiian people, who thrived for more than 10,000 years until they were decimated through disease, rampant commercial logging and industrial over-fishing. Today, the Haida Nation is recovering, exerting their sovereignty and winning battles against unsustainable logging and fishing.

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For Talk + Film
General Admission $20
AGH Members $15

 







A Gathering of Crystals
Friday, February 17, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Bruce Elder | Canada | 2015 | Experimental | 139min | NYR

R. Bruce Elder has been described by legendary New York filmmaker and critic Jonas Mekas as "the most important North American avant-garde fi lmmaker to emerge during the 1980's." Elder combines images, music and text to create works that reflect his interest in philosophy, technology, science, spirituality and the human body. A Gathering of Crystals is his latest work.

A talk with filmmaker R. Bruce Elder will follow the screening.

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

 

 

 


 

Moonlight
Tuesday, February 28, 7pm

McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College

Barry Jenkins | USA | 2015 | Drama | 111min | 14A

A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

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Special price: FREE for students with valid ID.

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

 





 

Eva Hesse
Wednesday, March 1, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Marcie Begleiter | USA/Germany | 2016 | Documentary | 108min | NYR | English

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists.  Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization.

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AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

 








Film Trivia
Friday, March 17, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Building on last September's inaugural event, Film Trivia night returns. So you
think you're a film buff? Come out and prove your knowledge and challenge
your friends and maybe take home a prize! Presented in collaboration with AGH
Emerge.

EMERGE / AGH Members: FREE | Non-Members: $10

 


 

 

Paula
Wednesday, April 5, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Christian Schwochow | Germany | 2016 | Drama | 123min | NYR | German w/English subtitles

Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial Germany in the year 1900, but budding artist Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules. The exuberant 24-year-old woman rejects the conventional and explores her unique style. She flourishes in the countryside art community of Worpswede, where she develops friendships with artist Clara Westhoff and poet Rainer Maria Rilke. By marrying painter Otto Modersohn, she hopes to find a creative soulmate

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AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10



 


 

 

Saint Monica
Friday, April 21, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Canada | 2002 | Drama | 82min | PG

Saint Monica centres on a young girl named Monica, whose fervent desire is to return to the Toronto church with which she grew up. Determined to play an angel in its annual Christmas procession, Monica steals a pair of wings and prepares to join the rest of the cast. Complications arise when an eccentric old woman (Clare Coulter) steals them back.

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Q&A with Director Terrance Odette will
follow the screening.

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

 

 

 

 


 

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