DIM Cinema

Moving-image art in dialogue with cinema.

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



Current Showings

Co-director Maki Berchache’s experience of leaving Tunisia after the 2011 Jasmine Revolution acts as the entry point for this poetic essay film.

Recent Screenings

FILMMAKER IN PERSON! Children occupy a defunct worker-managed factory in Vancouver-based artist Althea Thauberger's 2014 film.
Thom Andersen's experimental biopic of the proto-filmmaker, preceded by a short motion study by the British collage artist John Stezaker.
Two rarely seen videos highlight the impact of language, translation, and silence on the work of artists Mike Kelley and Ryan Trecartin.
Mike Kelley’s subversive, feature-length video is composed of live-action recreations of carnivalesque high-school yearbook photographs.
DIM Cinema opens its 2016 season with Ghanaian-born British artist-filmmaker John Akomfrah’s epic film about the African diaspora to post-war Britain.
Organized in partnership with Presentation House Gallery, this program features works by West Coast artists from 1961-76.
This Remembrance Day, DIM Cinema presents an immersive essay film on the nature of war, terror, and resistance; memory, loss, and forgetting.
The works of artists Julie Favreau and Dominique Sirois comprise this five-film program.
Swiss multimedia artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss pose questions about art, crime, nature, and the meaning of life with "rat" and "bear."
A trilogy of films by Ute Aurand are linked to the works of local artists Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson in this program.
VANCOUVER PREMIERES! The film works of artist Ute Aurand, a key figure in Berlin's film scene since the 1980s, comprise this program.