A Tribute to David Rimmer

X. A Tribute to David Rimmer
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David Rimmer emerged from the vibrant avant-garde scene of late-’60s/early-’70s Vancouver as a film artist of international stature, creating a distinctive, meticulous, insistently beautiful body of work rooted in the rigours of structuralist/materialist cinema but also fascinated with poetic and metaphoric expression. In recent years, the archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles has been working on a major project to restore Rimmer’s work — an important recognition of this visionary Canadian artist’s contribution to the cinema. Tonight’s program of Rimmer’s films includes many original 16mm prints from The Cinematheque’s own collection, and is curated by Vancouver filmmaker Richard Martin, who selected works in response to the theme(s) of “The Image Before Us.”

Landscape (1969. 8 min.)
Treefall (1970. 5 min.)
Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper (1970. 9 min.)
Surfacing on the Thames (1970. 6 min.)
Fracture (1973. 10 min.)
Canadian Pacific (1974. 9 min.)
Narrows Inlet (1980. 10 min.)
Local Knowledge (1992. 33 min.)

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Guest curated by Richard Martin
Guest in attendance: David Rimmer