DIM Cinema

Moving-image art in dialogue with cinema.

Programmed by Michèle Smith, co-editor of Drawing Room Confessions.



Current Showings

Artist Judy Radul presents Michael Snow’s Standard Time (1967) and La région centrale (1971).
This selection of artists’ films looks at bodies of water through technologies of seeing, sensing, and investigation. Programmed by Jayne Wilkinson.

Recent Screenings

DIM celebrates the embodiment of “art in dialogue with cinema”: British filmmaker Derek Jarman, who succumbed to AIDS 25 years ago this month.
Videos in this program sample movies or use sci-fi tropes to present alternate histories that address conflict and displacement, rights and identities.
William Klein's last film is a state-of-the-world documentary for the new century, a message in a bottle that has at last reached our shore.
Marking the centenary of Margaret Tait’s birth, this program showcases the body of work she referred to as her “film poems.”
A series of three speculative educational videos by Vancouver artist Byron Peters.
A program of works by Canadian artist Corin Sworn that interrogates the “erratic meetings and schisms” of histories, images, and artefacts.
Chantal Akerman’s profile of Pina Bausch’s dance company is preceded by classic performance works by Yvonne Rainer and Joan Jonas.
This program of landscape films demonstrates structural and formal methods used by artists to finely tune their perception of natural phenomenon.
Pirjo Honkasalo’s multilayered documentary was made in response to the blind eye turned by many European nations to the conflict in Chechnya.
The 1966 documentary Troublemakers sets the stage for a program of shorts to mark the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 revolution in France.