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Visiting Film & Video Artists & Speakers Series Binghamton University – John Porter
October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
A Live Super8 film performance with John Porter.
The program will include
Mother and Child (1977)
Calendar Girl (1981-88)
And other film performances from his short list of amongst 300 films.
Super 8 filmmaker, photographer, performer and writer John Porter is probably Canada’s best known spokesman for super 8 filmmaking, surpassing even One Take Super 8 Event director Alex Rogalski. Known in his native Toronto as the king of super 8, John has made more than 300 short films, mostly super 8, and has performed more than 80 solo shows internationally. Using film as a visual art like painting, many of his short films are silent, made in series, and he only shows his originals (no copies). Porter’s films are dynamic, humorous and revealing, enjoyed by people of all ages. They reveal and highlight the excitement and risk taking of creating a super 8 film.
“As magical for contemporary audiences as the original, Georges Méliès trick-films must have seemed a century ago.”
(Scott MacDonald, A Critical Cinema 3, University of California Press, 1998)