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Bringing Back Photophobia!

13392240_1732021747073737_4225518628841590139_o.jpgIf you’re searching for something fun and free to do this evening, look no further than the AGH.  Tonight at sundown (9:30 PM), they will be hosting the second screening of Photophobia, a short-format contemporary film media and moving image festival.

Since 1999, Photophobia has been showcasing experimental time based media.  Although the festival took an eight year hiatus, it’s back in full force this year for it’s 10th anniversary.  Tonight’s screening features works collected and curated by Stephen Broomer.  Broomer recently wrote a book titled Hamilton Babylon: A History of the McMaster Film Board, that tells the story of the daring visionaries ahead of their time in the Canadian film industry.  Broomer will be in attendance and answer questions about the works as well as the history of the McMaster Film Board.

Among the films being showcased from the McMaster Film Board’s historical collection tonight at Photophobia, is a 1969 film by Eugene Levy, the iconic Canadian actor hailing from Hamilton.  There are an additional 5 films showing for a show totaling 70 minutes.

Robyn Edgar spoke with Ryan Ferguson, the film curator at the AGH, about the festival for MorningFile today.  If you missed it, you can listen to the full interview by clicking on the SoundCloud link at the bottom of this page.

Event Details:

  • Screening 2: Thursday, June 23 at 9:30pm
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton – Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden
  • Exhibition Tour with Catherine Heard: 7:30pm
  • Artist Talk: 8:00pm
  • Reception with the artist: 8:45pm
  • Photophobia screening at Sundown: 9:30

Also, for more info, check out the Facebook event here:


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