Lessons for Polygamists by b.h. Yael premieres at the Images Film Festival

illustration of young woman writing
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Lessons for Polygamists premieres at the Images Film Festival.
If you are planning to go it is advisable to get tickets sooner rather than later.

Premiere
April 23, 7 pm, Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (St George and Bloor)
Hangout after the screening: District Oven, 842 College Street (at Ossington)

Lessons for Polygamists

Employing animation and collage, Lessons for Polygamists takes place inside the diary of an adolescent girl growing up in a polygamous household. She lists the lessons she would convey to Dad, if only she could.

Lessons for Polygamists reflects the righteous voice of adolescence as the young narrator attempts to make sense of her family dynamics, and more so her Dad’s behaviour. Through animated playfulness and bits of family stories she extracts directives, lessons she would like to impart to Dad, the polygamist. While drawing on stories, photographs and documentation from her own family context, the filmmaker broadens the lessons to a much wider audience.

No Lies, a one minute short and silent version, won the “Most Original Film by a Local Female Director” award at the 2016 Toronto Urban Film Festival.

B.h. Yael is a Toronto based filmmaker, video and installation artist, whose work has shown nationally and internationally. She has been an instructor at OCAD since 1989. She also served as Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Art between 1997 and 1999.

 

Venue & Address: 
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (St George and Bloor) Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://www.bhyael.ca
illustration of three young children and text

How Many Performance Artists Does it Take to Eat Brunch

Photographer: David Hawe
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Brunch Talk
Saturday, April 18
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Onsite [at] OCAD University
Free
Join Jess Dobkin and Martha Wilson for an intimate conversation and reflection on the performance, How Many Performance Artists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb (For Martha Wilson) and discussion of the relationship between contemporary live performance and documentation.

As the founder of the Franklin Furnace, a pioneering artist-run space that has led the exploration, promotion and preservation of performance art, Wilson has been a trailblazer in preserving the history and documentation of live art practices. She will be speaking to the role of documentation in live art.

This event is being co-presented by The Images Festival April 9 - 18, 2015. Please visit http://imagesfestival.com/ for more information.

Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON

Onsite [at] OCAD U (230 Richmond St. W.) has fully accessible entrances and washrooms. There is a single-user, gender neutral, restroom on the ground level that is wheelchair accessible.

** The closest accessible subway is Osgoode Station. Exit the subway at Osgoode Station and walk west on Richmond St W towards Simcoe Street. It’s a 3 minute walk to the gallery from Osgoode Station.

This event is being co-presented by The Images Festival April 9 - 18, 2015. Please visit imagesfestival.com for more information

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD University 230 Richmond St. W. Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/1553894804892555/
Email: 
mmavis@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 EX 456
Cost: 
Free