Film is Dead, Long Live Film
Tonight at the AGO, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto (LIFT) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with the first installment of an event entitled Film is Dead, Long Live Film. Beginning at 6:30, LIFT will screen nine “film manifestos,” all commissioned by the cooperative to celebrate the “death” of celluloid. Once the screening is over, LIFT is throwing a party at Supermarket (268 Augusta Ave.), where it will host a special performance by prankster video artist and Neoist founder Istvan Kantor. The piece, entitled The Blood of Many Filmmakers will no doubt harken back to the artist’s ongoing “Blood Campaign.” (Wear a rain poncho!) For more info about tonight’s festivities or what to expect when the celebration continues with more screenings next Wednesday, visit LIFT’s Web site. The event is in memory of Roberto Ariganello, LIFT’s long-serving Executive Director, who passed away suddenly in August.