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- JOHN'S RECENT SHOWS -

Last Night! in Los Angeles, California
Earlier This Year in Winnipeg - Toronto
Last Year: 3 Shows in Montreal 4 Shows in Toronto
2012: London, Ontario - Toronto - Quebec City, PQ - Sackville, NB
2011: Hamilton, ON - London, ON Toronto: Bike-In Movies - the 8 fest
2010: 2 Shows in Winnipeg, Manitoba at Winnipeg Cinematheque
Toronto: Pieces of Eight - Images Festival - Free Fall Festival - the 8 fest
2009: Europe: Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany - Xcèntric, Barcelona, Spain
Toronto: Hart House Super 8 in the Chapel - U of T Film Festival - the 8 fest
2008: Kingston, Ontario - New York City Ireland: Cork - Dublin 1 - Dublin 2
Toronto: CKLN Radio - Hart House 1 - Hart House 2 - U of T Fest - the 8 fest
2007: Europe Tour - New York City - Richmond, VA - Toronto Photo Exhibit
2006: Film is Dead - Fab Fest Fringe Film - Splice This! - Ottawa - Images - U of T

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LAST NIGHT IN LOS ANGELES!

Echo Park Film Center's Filmmobile presents

Film Farm L.A. 20th Anniversary Show
The Independent Imaging Retreat or "Film Farm",
an annual summer week of 16mm filmmaking,
overseen by Philip Hoffman in rural Ontario.
Early and recent 16mm films and videos by
Trixy Sweetvittles, John Porter, Chris Chong,
Helen Hill, Lisa Marr, Maia Cybelle Carpenter,
Clint Enns, Deirdre Logue, Pouyan Jafarizadeh,
Brenda Longfellow, Lillah Halla, Jennifer Reeves.
Philip Hoffman and other artists in person!
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Sunday, August 31, 8pm, free!

Outdoors! in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California
(corner of Echo Park Ave. and Park Ave.)

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LAST JUNE IN WINNIPEG!

Open City Cinema presents its

2nd Annual Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
Videos, 16mm and a super 8 films, live performances!
June 27-29 Facebook
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba

including John Porter"s T-Shirt Collection by Clint Enns!
(a loop consisting of John Porter"s film-related t-shirts)
in "the 90 Second" screening, Friday, June 27, 7pm.

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3 SHOWS EARLIER THIS YEAR IN TORONTO

Don Pyle, celebrating WorldPride 2014 (Toronto, June 20-29),
curated and presents

The City’s In Flame!
Archival and rarely seen videos and films, 1977-2011,
on music and queer themes - the gay roots of art/punk rock,
by GB Jones, Suzanne Naughton, John Porter, Matt Thomas,
Andrew J. Paterson, Wrik Mead, Martin Sorrondeguy, Alan Fox.
Some video and filmmakers in person!
Total running time: 105 minutes. Facebook

Wednesday, June 25, 7pm, free! (unclassified)

Fort York Branch of the Toronto Public Library,
190 Fort York Blvd., Toronto (wheelchair accessible)

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The 7th Annual the 8 fest
A Little Festival for Small Films
Super 8, 8mm, 9.5mm, UltraPan8!
Friday-Sunday, January 24-26,
$5 each, $25 pass
(unclassified) Facebook

INCLUDING

Super 8 Camera Operation Workshop
by local super 8 filmmaker John Porter.
Saturday, January 25, 1pm-4pm, $25

AND

Tit-For-Tat
beginning with Daily Double Dick Van Dykes
(John Porter, 1985, triple-projection performance, 4 minutes),
then performative films by Eldon Garnet & Duncan Johnson,
Madi Piller, John Caffery & Michael Barry, Rena Thomas,
Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Gordon & Tara Nelson,
and Matt Whitman. Curated by Milada Kovacova.
Saturday, January 25, 11pm, $5

Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley St., Toronto

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3 SHOWS LAST YEAR IN MONTREAL!

The Double Negative Collective, la Société des arts technologiques
(SAT), et du Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles present

Projection Super 8 en Plein Air
25 super 8 films by local filmmakers, projected on super 8!
Charles-André Coderre, Steven Woloshen & Alexandra Grimanis,
Amber Goodwyn, Marjorie Lemay, Terryll Loffler, Stéphane Calce,
Sonya Stefan & Charlotte Bonin, André Habib, Anne-Michèle Fortin,
Claudie Lévesque, David J. Romero, Suzie Synnott & Georges Mauro,
José Garcia-Lozano, Alexandre Larose, Kara Blake, Guillaume Vallée,
including Double Negative members Karl Lemieux, Eduardo Menz,
Daïchi Saïto, Mike Rollo, Malena Szlam, Toronto's John Porter.
Each film shot on one roll of film, edited in-camera, in one take,
most made for past Montreal "One Take Super 8 Events".
Total running time: 85 minutes. Facebook

Wednesday, August 21, 9pm, free!
BBQ
w/ DJ Diagraf & chef Chrissy Durcak! 7-9pm

Place de la Paix, St. Laurent Blvd., Montréal, Quebec
(between Ste Catherine & René-Lévesque E, next to SAT)

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The Double Negative Collective presents

30X30: Films for 30 Years of L.I.F.T,
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (L.I.F.T.),
celebrating 30 years in 2012, commissioned 30 videos & films.
Tonight: videos by R. Bruce Elder, Christina Battle, Alan Zweig,
Scott Miller Berry, Kika Thorne, Tess Girard, Francisca Duran,
Adam Rosen & John Creson, 16mm films by Susan Oxtoby,
Chris Kennedy, Nobu Adilman, Larissa Fan, John Price, and
super 8 films by John Porter and Alexandre Larose.
Total running time: 102 minutes. Facebook
2012 LIFT Director Ben Donoghue in attendance!

Thursday, April 25, 9pm, $8

Casa del Popolo, 4873 St. Laurent Blvd., Montréal, Quebec

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The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), March 14-24, presents

Super 8 - Cinema According to John Porter
in person from Toronto with his
super 8 films and live performance!
In French and in English.
Program Description

Thursday, March 21, 9pm, $12

Cinémathèque québécoise (Salle Claude-Jutra),
335, de Maisonneuve Blvd. E., Montréal, Québec

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4 SHOWS LAST YEAR IN TORONTO!

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents

Super 8 Filmmaking Intensive Workshop
All-inclusive 'mini-course' with John Porter!
including screening of some of his many films!
Shoot, view, edit, paint and project on film!
Includes a roll of film, processing, camera rental,
editing time, transfer to video. Max enrollment 10.

Two Saturdays, July 6 & 20, Noon-4pm
and every Spring, Summer, Fall since 2010!

L.I.F.T., 1137 Dupont St. (at Gladstone Ave.), Toronto

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The 26th Images Festival (April 11-20) presents its

Book Launch of
Explosion in the Movie Machine:

Essays & Documents on Toronto Artists' Film & Video
An anthology book including writing & photos by John Porter.
Event includes a panel discussion about censorship and more,
with David Poole, Su Ditta, Wanda Nanibush, Chris Kennedy,
and moderated by the book's Editor, Chris Gehman.

Thursday, April 18, 3pm-4pm, free!

Urbanspace Gallery, #117, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto

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The 6th Annual the 8 fest
A Little Festival for Small Films
Super 8 & 8mm! February 8-10

a short film by John Porter - Sat., Feb. 9, 9pm

Workman Arts Theatre,
St. Anne's Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St., Toronto

POSTER DESIGNED BY JOHN PORTER

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Sackville, Augusta's Yours
Shorts from Sackville, New Brunswick
New videos by Sackville artists including Ilse Kramer,
Amanda Fauteux, Sue Johnson, and Tara K. Wells,
a Sackville super 8 film by John Porter, and
old Sackville footage from 1945-1967.

Saturday, February 2, 4:30pm, $pwyc (unclassified)

Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave. (north of Dundas), Toronto

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2 SHOWS IN 2012 IN LONDON, ONTARIO

30x30:
One Night of Films for 30 Years of LIFT

30 new videos, 16mm & super 8 films commissioned by
LIFT, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.
Kika Thorne, Alison Duke, John Porter, Christina Battle,
Alan Zweig, Raha Shirazi, Adam Rosen & John Creson,
Larissa Fan, Julieta María, Nobu Adilman, John Price,
Prashant Miranda, R. Bruce Elder, Mike Hoolboom,
Susan Oxtoby, Alexandre Larose, Chris Kennedy,
Francisca Duran, Scott Miller Berry, Tess Girard,
Heather Keung, Midi Onodera, Greg Woodbury,
Jorge Lozano, Madi Piller, Ulysses Castellanos,
Marcos Arriaga, Ant Horasanli, Jean-Paul Kelly.
LIFT Director Ben Donoghue in person!

Thursday, October 18, 7pm-10:30pm, $12/10

Theatre, Museum London, 421 Ridout St., London, Ontario

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Sweet Magic London Music, Art, and Film Micro-Festival
and McIntosh Gallery present

Projector Performances
Super 8 by John Porter, and 16mm by
Sara MacLean, Charlie Egleston, Matt Rossoni.

Wednesday, August 29, 9pm, $5 (unclassified)

637 Dundas St., London, Ontario

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4 SHOWS IN 2012 IN TORONTO

SummerWorks Festival (August 9-19) presents its

Performance Art Bar
August 10-18, 10pm, $pwyc

including a short super 8 film
performance by John Porter!
Sunday, August 12
(unclassified)

Green Door Cabaret, Lower Ossington Theatre (LOT),
100 Ossington Ave. (south of Dundas St. W.), Toronto

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents

"30 x 30"
30th Anniversary Commissioned Films
LIFT celebrates 30 years of filmmaking with 3 programs of
newly commissioned films & videos by 30 Canadian artists,
(including John Porter's new film - January 19, 8pm)
made on, with, or in the spirit of, super 8 film.
10 films & videos each night, all world premieres!

Thursday-Saturday, January 19-21, 8pm, $8 (unclassified)

Jackman Hall, AGO, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto

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The 5th Annual the 8 fest
Small-Guage Film Festival - Super 8, 8mm.
Including Milena Gierke in person from Berlin!
Regular 8mm Filmmaking Workshop by John Kneller!
Live Performances! The Funnel! Winnipeg! Home Movies!
Everything projected on small-guage film! No video!
John Porter's live film performance! January 27, 9pm.
Shootout with Rebecca (1983, 3.5 minutes, sound)

January 27-29, 9 shows, $5 each, $25 pass

Trash Palace Theatre, 89B Niagara St., Toronto

Frameline Host: Barbara Goslawski

Thursday, January 26, 2pm - 2:30pm

Today's guest: filmmaker John Porter
discussing this weekend's the 8 fest in Toronto.

listen online at Radio Regent

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MAY, 2012 IN QUEBEC CITY

Manif d’art 6 - Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec
The Québec City biennial (May 3 - June 3)
and Antitube present

Super 8 Films & Performance by John Porter
in person from Toronto!

Thursday, May 24, 7:30pm, $7 / $5 w/ Pass

Auditorium du Musée de la civilisation,
85, rue Dalhousie, Québec City, Québec

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MARCH, 2012 IN SACKVILLE, NB

Faucet Media Arts Centre & Struts Gallery present

John Porter - Artist in Residence
Super 8 artist in person from Toronto!
March 13-16

Super 8 Workshop - Tuesday, March 13, 7pm, free!

Super 8 Screening - Friday, March 16, 7pm, free!
Films and performance by John Porter. All ages!

Faucet & Struts, 7 Lorne St., Sackville, New Brunswick

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OCTOBER, 2011 IN HAMILTON, ONT

Hamilton Artists Inc. presents

Black Box, White Box, Small Box, No Box
4 screenings, a workshop and a symposium
with six Canadian media artists, concluding with

John Porter: Odyssey in Eight (mm)
Super 8 films & live performance
Friday, October 21, 7:30pm, free!
all-ages!
(unclassified)

Media Arts Symposium
Deanna Bowen, Carl Brown, Jubal Brown,
Jess Dobkins, Bruce Elder, John Porter.
Saturday, October 22, 1-5pm, free!

126 James St. N., Hamilton, Ontario

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JUNE 24, 2011 IN TORONTO

Celebrating Toronto Bike Month (May 30 - June 30)

Bike-In Outdoor Movie Night
 Short bicycle videos, and
super 8 films by John Porter, in person!
Under a roof - rain or shine! Free popcorn!

Friday, June 24, 7pm, free! (unclassified)

Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto
(south of Pottery Road)

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JUNE 18, 2011 IN LONDON, ONTARIO

nuit blanche london presents

Art Party / Hide and Seek Show and Tell
Art and music event, including a cash bar, and
super 8 films by John Porter, in person!

Saturday NIght, June 18, 9pm-3am, free!

Museum London, 421 Ridout St., London, Ontario

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JANUARY, 2011 IN TORONTO

The 4th Annual the 8 fest
Small Guage Film Festival
January 28-30, 2011
Trash Palace Theatre
, 89B Niagara St., Toronto

INCLUDING

Toy Catalogue by John Porter
(1987-2010, super 8, sound, 60 minutes)
including: live narration; live foley sound;
new scenes on last rolls of Kodachrome!
Sunday, January 30, 4pm. all-ages!

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2010

JUNE 2010 IN TORONTO

Fridays, in Toronto or online, on CKLN-FM 88.1, listen to

Cinephobia 2-3pm
Today: "The Porter Report"
John Porter interviews Eric Veillette
about Toronto's old cinemas, film censorship,
and upcoming silent film screenings with live music.

Friday, June 18

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APRIL 23 & 24, 2010 IN WINNIPEG

Super 8 Films & Performance by John Porter
in person from Toronto! List of Films!

Friday, April 23, 7pm, $5, all ages (unclassified)
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Artspace,
100 Arthur St. (at Bannatyne), Winnipeg, Manitoba

AND

Super 8 Film Workshop by John Porter

Saturday, April 24, 1-4pm, free!
Winnipeg Film Group Studio, Artspace,
100 Arthur St. (at Bannatyne), Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Super 8 Films & Live Performance by John Porter
Winnipeg Cinematheque - April 23, 2010

Porter’s Condensed Rituals
Landscape (1977, 1 minute, silent)
Mother and Child (1977, 2 minutes, silent)
Santa Claus Parade (1976, 4.5 minutes, silent)
Amusement Park (1978/79, 6 minutes, silent)

Camera Dances
Firefly (1980, 3.5 minutes, silent)
Light Sleeper (2010, 3.5 minutes, silent)
Angel Baby (1979, 2 minutes, silent)
Down on Me (1980/81, 4 minutes, silent)
Cinefuge 4 & 5 (1980/81, 4.5 minutes, sound on film)
In the Gutter (2000, 3.5 minutes, wild sound)

Personal Documentary
Toy Catalogue 3 (1996, 18-minute excerpt, sound on film)

Projector Dances
Shootout with Rebecca (1983, 3.5 minutes, sound on film, live performance)
Revolving Restaurant (1981, 3.5 minutes, silent, live performance)
Animal in Motion (1980, 1 minute, sound on film, live performance)
Scanning 5 (1983, 3.5 minutes, silent, live performance in “surround super 8”)

Total running time: 64 minutes

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APRIL 30, 2010 IN TORONTO

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
presents Part 4 of its Strategies of the Medium series

Pieces of Eight
Super 8 & 8mm films shown on super 8, 16mm, 35mm, video, by
John Porter, Gail Mentlik & Anne Borden, John Price, Roy Mitchell,
Kika Thorne, John Cannizzaro, Chris Kennedy, Alexandre Larose,
Dagie Brundert, Robert Kennedy, Allyson Mitchell, Clive Holden.
Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Alexandre Larose in person from Montreal!,
John Porter, Kika Thorne, Gail Mentlik, Roy Mitchell.

Friday, April 30, 8pm, $8 (unclassified)

CineCycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave., Toronto

(John is showing "Amusement Park" and "Down on Me".)

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APRIL 7, 2010 IN TORONTO

The 23rd Images Festival (April 1-10) presents

The 1st Toronto One Take Super 8 Event
Premiers of 29 new, local, super 8 films
made last month for this screening, edited in-camera,
using one film cartridge each, by John Porter, Lulu Wei,
Ross McLaren, Kate MacKay, Gary MacLeod, Brad Tinmouth,
Alison Broverman, Alison S.M. Kobayashi, Andrew J. Paterson,
Jennifer Chan, Rob Cruickshank, Jonathan Culp, Franci Duran,
Christine Lucy Latimer, Wade Vroom, Jason Wasiak, Alan Webb,
Karl Reinsalu, Jesse Shamata, John Sweetman, Andrea-Jo Wilson,
Joanne McConnell, Jamie McMillan, Renata Mohamed, Lucas Martin,
Francis Pratt, Edward Fawcett Sharpe, Tanja Grinberg, Maria Kubysh.

John's film: Light Sleeper (2010, 3.5 minutes, silent)

Wednesday, April 7, 11pm, $pwyc

Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley St., Toronto

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MARCH 2010 IN TORONTO

Harbourfront Centre's worldstage Festival and
The Theatre Centre's Free Fall Festival present

The Bob and Becky Cabaret
Bob Wiseman and Becky Johnson, with other
live performers including Anhai, Kathleen Phillips,
John Oswald, Helen Donnelly, David Dineen-Porter, and
a super 8 film performance by John Porter.

Saturday, March 20, 9pm, $10

The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen St. W., Toronto

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JANUARY 2010 IN TORONTO

The 3rd Annual the 8 fest
Small Guage Film Festival

including
"the 8 fest Trailer" (super 8, 2009/2010),
"Fifth Column at The Funnel" (super 8, 1982),
"Down on Me" (super 8 installation, 1980/2010)
by John Porter!
Details

January 27-31, 2010, $5 each (unclassified)

Canadian Corps HQ, 201 Niagara St., Toronto

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DETAILS OF JOHN AT THE 8 FEST

up & down & back & forth & round & round
the 8 fest installations, including
Down on Me (John Porter, 1980/2010, super 8)
Thursday-Sunday, January 28-31, 12-6pm.
Opening: Wednesday, January 27, 7pm

Fountain, 1261 Dundas St. W. (east of Dovercourt), Toronto

the 8 fest 2010 Trailer
(John Porter, 2009/2010, super 8, silent)
shown before each screening
Friday-Sunday, January 29-31,
7pm, 9pm, (Friday, also 11pm), $5 each.

Canadian Corps HQ, 201 Niagara St., Toronto

FAG OFF! J.D.’s HomoPunk HitParade
including Fifth Column at The Funnel
(John Porter, 1982, super 8 sound)
Friday, January 29, 11pm, $5

Canadian Corps HQ, 201 Niagara St., Toronto

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2009

JUNE 2009 IN TORONTO

Celebrating Bike Month (Toronto, May 25 - June 25),
CineCycle and The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF, Aug 19-22) present

Film Night
Premiere of the BFF trailer shot in Toronto in May 2009,
rare 16mm bicycle films curated by Martin Heath and Benny Zenga,
new bicycle videos by Benny Zenga with live music by Nif-D + Melons,
a new bicycle video by Nicholas Kovats, and a super 8 film by John Porter.

Thursday, June 4, 8pm, $5 (adults only)

CineCycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave., Toronto

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2 SHOWS MARCH 2009 IN TORONTO

The University of Toronto Celebration of the Arts (Mar 19 - Apr 3) presents

The Hart House Film Board 5-Year Retrospective
March 21-23, 6-11pm, including

John Porter's Super 8 in the Chapel
Bring your super 8 films to show, or just come to watch!
Hosted and projected by John Porter,
also showing his own super 8 films.

Saturday, March 21, 8pm, free (unclassified)

The Hart House Chapel, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle,
(at west end of Wellesley St. W.) University of Toronto

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The 8th U. of T. Film & Video Festival (March 9-14) presents

The 7th Annual Super 8 Circus
19 new super 8 films and 4 new 16mm films,
all accompanied by live music by Book of Gnomes,
including
John Porter's Roller Derby (2008, super 8).

Monday, March 9, 7pm, $8/5 (unclassified)

Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., University of Toronto

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JANUARY 2009 IN TORONTO

The 2nd Annual the 8 fest
Small Guage Film Festival

Bageroo, too! - Recent Super 8 Filmmaking
including a new double-projection by John Porter!
Saturday, January 31, 9pm

Trash Palace Theatre, Toronto

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JANUARY 2009 IN STUTTGART

22nd Stuttgarter Filmwinter
Festival for Expanded Media
Film, New Media, Video, Installation, Performance.
Work by Monica Nunez, Werner Nekes, Yuan Peng,
Thomas Draschan, Monika Jaeckel, Vivian Ostrovsky,
Burak Arikan, Marius Watz, Chris Mennel, Milos Tomic.

2 different super 8 screening-performances
and a super 8 film workshop by
John Porter from Canada!

January 22-25, Stuttgart, Germany

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JANUARY 2009 IN BARCELONA

The Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB)
presents its Xcèntric screening series, including

Súper 8. Pequeño gran Formato
Internacional, Españole, proyecciones, instalaciones y concierto.
Sel·lecció de pel·lícules rodades en Súper 8 de cineastes
clàssics i novells d'arreu del món. Open Screen - bring your super 8!
Albert Alcoz, Ernesto Baca, José Ernesto Díaz-Noriega, David Domingo,
Helen Hill, Gisele Kérozène, Jan Kounen, John Porter, Joseph Morder,
Juan Bufill, Virginie Manuel, Eugeni Bonet, Marcel Pey, Oriol Sánchez,
Derek Jarman, Dónal O’Céilleachair, Daniela Cugliandolo, Maxi Viale,
Ricard Colas y Martin Gracineau, Jürgen Reble, Peter Tscherkassky,
Stan Brakhage, Chris Kennedy, Oriol Sánchez, Eugènia Balcells,
Kika Thorne, Pere Ginard y Laura Ginès, Manuel Huerga, WAA.

January 8-11, 3.60 €

Auditorium, CCCB, C/ Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

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2008

DECEMBER 2008 IN TORONTO

Fridays, in Toronto or online, on CKLN-FM 88.1, listen to
Cinephobia - 2-3pm with host Stuart (Feedback) Andrews

TODAY BEGINNING WITH

The First "Porter Report"
John's monthly Cinephobia announcements now expanded!
Christmas report on home movies, with John reading his true story,
The Catherine Films (2000) - it's first-ever public reading!

Friday, December 19, 2:00pm-2:15pm

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NOVEMBER 2008 IN KINGSTON, ONT

The Department of Film & Media, Queen's University
and the Cameo Cinema series, present

Super 8 Films by John Porter
in person from Toronto!

Monday, November 10, 8pm, free (unclassified)

The Artel, 205 Sydenham St., Kingston, Ontario

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OCTOBER 2008 IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Experimental Film Club presents its monthly screening

Dance Play Ritual
with guest filmmakers John Porter and James Hosty,
plus videos by Maya Deren, Yvonne Rainer, Morleigh Steinberg.

Sunday, October 26, 4pm, 5€

upstairs in the Ha'penny Bridge Inn,
42 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland

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OCTOBER 2008 IN CORK, IRELAND

53rd Cork Film Festival
Ireland’s oldest & largest film event. Wide-ranging & eclectic.
International & New Irish Cinema. Features & Shorts.
35mm, 16mm, video. This year includes
5 super 8 performances, workshops, including for youth,
by John Porter in person from Toronto, Canada.

October 12-19, Cork City, Ireland

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SEPTEMBER 2008 IN TORONTO

Hart House's annual, all-day, “Wide Open House”
and the Hart House Film Board present

Super 8 Open Screening in the Chapel
Bring your super 8 films to show, or just come to watch.
Soundtracks can be played on film, CD or cassette.
Hosted and projected by filmmaker John Porter
who will also show some of his own films.

Wednesday, September 10, 8-10pm, free (unclassified)

Hart House Chapel, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
(at end of Wellesley St. W.), University of Toronto

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CineCycle and Locheal Communications present

microcinefest 2008, September 5-12

including some rarely-shown super 8 films by
John Porter within the programme on

Tuesday, September 9, 8pm, $10 (unclassified)

CineCycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave., Toronto

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AUGUST 2008 IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Experimental Film Club monthly screening

Decasia by Bill Morrison
(USA, 2002, film on video, 70 min.) preceded by
a short super 8 film performance by John Porter
from Canada (a preview of his upcoming shows at the
53rd Cork Film Festival, Oct. 12-19, Cork City, Ireland),
and a 16mm film by Peter Tcherkassky.

Sunday, August 31, 4pm, 5€

upstairs in the Ha'penny Bridge Inn,
42 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland

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JUNE 2008 IN PETERBOROUGH

New Visual Art and Films
Works by students of Maralynn Cherry and John Porter
in Cultural Studies Studio Classes at Trent University.
Films, projected on super 8 and 16mm, by
Justin Henderson, Stephanie Meleady, Cheryl Close,
Sheena Smith, Leah Riley, Peter Chatterton, Daniel Dietzel,
Amberlea Polan, Claire McMillan, Laura Paetzold, Meg Gardiner.

Monday, June 23, 6pm, free.
Film Screening at 8pm, free.

Sadleir House, 751 George St. N., Peterborough, Ontario
Art Exhibition in the old library, front main floor.
Film Screening in the Dining Hall upstairs, with cash bar.

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APRIL 2008 IN ONTARIO & QUEBEC

John's Private Mini-Tour
Students' after-school Communications Club,
Saugeen District Secondary School, Port Elgin, Ontario
Thursday, April 17, 3:30pm

Family Reunion, Quinn Farm, Elgin Township, Quebec
Saturday, April 19, 11pm

APRIL 2008 IN TORONTO

Listen to Cinephobia
Host Stuart (Feedback) Andrews and guest
John Porter interviewing Alex Rogalski
about Alex's One Take Super 8 Event
tonight at the 21st Images Festival.

Friday, April 11, 2:30pm

Cinephobia - Fridays on CKLN FM 88.1, in Toronto or online.

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MARCH 2008 IN NEW YORK CITY

New York University Cinema Studies and its
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program present

The 6th Orphan Film Symposium March 26-29

Opening Night Screening
A Tribute to Filmmaker Helen Hill
Films by Helen Hill, Lotte Reiniger, Naomi Uman,
Kelli Hix, Dwight Core, Sr. & George Ingmire,
Courtney Egan, Bill Morrison, Jimmy Kinder,
and Phil's Film Farm by John Porter
(2002, Canada, 16mm, 11 minutes, silent).
John present for a short introduction.

Wednesday, March 26, 8pm

NYU Cantor Film Center, Tisch School of the Arts,
Dept. of Cinema Studies, New York University, New York City

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2 SHOWS MARCH 2008 IN TORONTO

The University of Toronto Festival of the Arts (March 3-20) presents

H'Art Crawl @ Hart House Monday, March 17, 5-10 pm, free

including the Hart House Film Board's

Silent Super 8 Screening:
John Porter's "Circus in the Chapel"

Selections from the annual Super 8 Circus, 2003-2007,
by Jo Dickins, Koom Kankesan, Tim Rothwell, and the
Toronto premiere of 2004 late-entry by Richard Fedorchak,
all projected on super 8 and hosted by John Porter,
with his own "Super 8 Circus" films, 2003-2007!
Music nearby by the Hart House Jazz Ensemble.

Monday, March 17, 7pm, free (unclassified)

The Chapel, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle,
University of Toronto

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JOHN SHOWED HIS:
Christmas
(1982, 15 min., w/ a scene inside a Toronto church)
Varsity Stadium, U. of T. (2002/2004, 6 min., live narration)
World Premiere! Ireland Home Towns (2007, 7 min., live narration)

THEN HIS "SUPER 8 CIRCUS" FILMS, 2003-2007:
In the Gutter 2003 (2003, 3.5 min.)
Town Hall Movie (2004, 3.5 min.)
Toy Catalogue 2005 (2005, 3.5 min.)
Christmas Toy Lights Me (2006, 3.5 min.)
Holiday Train ( 2006, 3.5 min.)

The 7th U. of T. Film & Video Festival (March 12-15) presents

The 6th Super 8 Circus
New super 8 films accompanied by live music by GUH, including
the premiere of Ice Cycling (2008) by John Porter,
and films by Jo Dickins, Sabrina Moella, Anna Chen, Yousof Malik,
Joel Barnes, Judy Barros, Gabe Knox, Rick Palidwor, Alex Rogalski,
Marina Boldireff, Felix Kalmenson, Koom Kankesan, Timothy Rothwell.

Wednesday, March 12, 7pm, $8/5 (unclassified)

Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto

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FEBRUARY 2008 IN TORONTO

the 8 fest - Small-Guage Film Festival
Trash Palace Theatre, Toronto, Feb 22 & 23, 2008

including the premieres of
2 new films by John Porter

in the closing program - Saturday, February 23, 9pm!

A paragraph about John's film in an article in Canada's
national daily newspaper The Globe & Mail, February 22!

^^^

JANUARY 2008 IN TORONTO

The Gathering Space presents

Photo Treasure Hunt Exhibition
Photos taken in The Junction for the exhibition,
on themes, by people using disposable cameras
provided by The Gathering Space.
Participants (each shot 26 photos) include John Porter,
Kim Jackson, Benny Zenga, Craig Flint, Ronan Murphy,
Vandra Masemann, Gib Goodfellow, Deidre O'Donnell,
Zab Hobart, Carmen Victor, Neil & Own Cunningham,
Angeline Tannberg, Awna Teixeira, and Rio Chicoine.

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 12-6pm,
and Fridays, 11am-4pm

December 20, 2007 - January 17, 2008

Cool Hand of a Girl Coffeeshop,
2804 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Keele St.), Toronto

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2007

SEPTEMBER 2007 IN TORONTO

The Junction Arts Festival and
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) present

Vine Avenue Film Series In the Park
Short 16mm & 8mm films for the entire family. Films for children plus
experimental films by Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, David Rimmer,
Barbara Sternberg, Erika Loic, Jason Britski, Norman McLaren.
Curated by John Price.

John Porter will project his
Railroad under L.I.F.T. (2004, 8 minutes, 8mm, wild sound) and
perform super 8 Train Scannings on the fence along the train tracks.

Friday, September 7, 2007, 8-10pm, free (unclassified)
(weather permitting)

Vine Avenue Play Park, Vine Ave. at McMurray Ave., Toronto
(1 block north of Dundas St. W., 2 west of Keele St.)

^^^

MAY 2007 IN TORONTO

The Toronto Bicycle Film Festival (August 22-25) presents

No Cadence - A Film Festival Fundraiser
Bicycle films on glorious super 8 by
Martin Heath, John Porter, Martin Reis, Benny Zenga,
with live music soundscapes by
Matt Smith, Aaron Lumley, Thom Gill, Colin Fisher, Sean Corcoran.

Thursday, May 31, 8pm, $5 ($3 for bicyclists) attendance: 75

CineCycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave., Toronto
free bicycle valet parking

^^^

APRIL 2007 IN RICHMOND, VA

The Richmond Moving Image Co-op presents its

14th James River Film Festival 16mm, super 8, video
Filmmaker-in-residence John Porter
Video clip of John's Film Busking!

April 9-15, Richmond, Virginia

APRIL 2007 IN TORONTO

The 20th annual Images Festival (April 5-14) presents

John Porter's Photo Archives:
30 Years of Alternative Film Activity in Toronto and Beyond
A rare exhibition of 100 of John's 1,000 black & white, documentary,
portrait photographs of film people at alternative film events since 1978.
The Funnel, Images, CineCycle, Pleasure Dome, Splice This! and more.
Read all the detailed captions!

April 7 - 27, daily 12-5pm. Opening Saturday, April 7, 5-7pm

3rd & 4th Floors, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto

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MARCH 2007 IN HALIFAX

The Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op presents

The 1st Halifax Independent Film Festival, March 21-23 and

Is Film Dead?, March 23 & 24, free
A Symposium on the State of Celluloid.
Artists (including John Porter), presenters,
and artist-run centre reps from across Canada.
Five panels and two keynote speakers including Rick Hancox.
To be published as In Focus - A Report On The Future Of Film In Canada.

at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and CBC Radio Room, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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MARCH 2007 IN NEW YORK CITY

The 20th Images Festival (Toronto)
and Anthology Film Archives (NYC) present
a six-month series of Canadian artists' films & videos
rarely seen in New York City, and a published monograph, including

Super 8 Films and Performance by John Porter
Two different programs

Wednesday, March 21, 8pm, $8/5 attendance: 35
Thursday, March 22, 8pm, $8/5 attendance: 45

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave. (at 2nd St.), New York City

"Recommended" in Time Out Magazine, New York City:
"Porter is a Toronto-based visual genius who, in the ’60s and ’70s, fully extended the artistic possibilities of Super-8. You will not believe the analog awesomeness of these antique-format experiments. Plus, the man will be there."

^^^

John's Europe Tour 2007
January 25 - February 17
Dresden > Rotterdam > London > Leeds > Groningen > Amsterdam
Tour Report
- Touring Program - Review (in Dutch):
"one of the most wonderful film experiences of the
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007."

ITINERARY

Thursday, January 25, 9pm
8. dresdner schmalfilmtage
at Motorenhalle, Wachsbleichstraße 4a, Dresden, Germany

Saturday, January 27, 8:15pm
Monday, January 29, 2:15pm
Starting From Scratch Festival #5
at Lantaren 2,
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sunday, February 4, 4pm
(And videos from Canada's annual One Take Super 8 Event
curated by One Take organizer Alex Rogalski, this show only!)
Cogcollective at Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

Tuesday, February 6, 7:30pm (sold out!)
Lumen
at Monarch House, Queen St., Leeds, UK

Tuesday, February 13, 8pm
Starting From Scratch Festival #5

at Vera Zienema, Groningen, Netherlands.

Saturday, February 17, 7:30pm
Starting From Scratch Festival #5

at Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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JANUARY 2007 IN GUELPH, ONT

Ed Video Media Arts Centre presents

Super 8 Films and Performance by John Porter
including premiere of "Guelph Remember Rings"

Friday, January 12, 8pm, $pwyc attendance: 21

Guelph Community Room, Old Quebec Street Mall, Guelph, Ontario

>>> John Porter Super 8 Workshop <<<
Announced in national newspaper Globe & Mail! <<<

Saturday, January 13, 10am-4pm, $100

Ed Video Media Arts Centre, 16A Wyndham St. N., Guelph, Ontario

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2006

NOVEMBER 2006 IN TORONTO

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto LIFT,
celebrating its 25th ("Silver") year, and The Free Screen present

Film is Dead... Long Live Film! November 22 - 29
premieres of commissioned films, videos, performances, installations

including After-Party
with film performances by Lina Rodriguez, Martin Heath, John Porter

Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 9pm, free

Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto.

AUGUST 2006 IN FLESHERTON. ONT

Grey Zone Collective and Durham Art Gallery present

The 5th Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film including

An Evening with John Porter
Super 8 films with live discussion

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 8pm attendance: 25

Left Side Gallery, 6 Sydenham Rd., Flesherton, Ontario

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JUNE 2006 IN TORONTO

  9th (& last) Splice This!
Toronto Super 8 Festival

presents the group programme Over, including

Bliss is Over! by John Porter (2006, 5 minutes)
a super 8 history of Splice This!, with live narration

June 23 & 24, 2006, 9pm, $8 total attendance: 250

Xpace, 303 Augusta Ave., Kensington Market, Toronto

APRIL 2006 IN OTTAWA, ONT

The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa (IFCO)
Super 8 Club presents

John Porter - Screening & Workshop
Super 8 Filmmaking & Techniques

Artist Talk and Q & A with
Toronto filmmaker John Porter.

Friday, April 28, 2006, 6:30pm, $15 (members - $10)

IFCO Lounge, Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

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APRIL 2006 IN TORONTO

The Images Festival presents

Super 8 Late: Program 1
including Down on Me by John Porter (1980/81, 4 minutes)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 11pm, $pwyc attendance: 50

Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., Toronto

FEBRUARY 2006 IN TORONTO

5th U of T Film & Video Festival (Feb.14-18) presents

4th Super 8 Circus
super 8 films made for the screening by Brian Cram, Mariah Mills,
Chris Jodoin, Leehe Lev, Joel Barnes, Cris Rossel, David Eng, Jo Dickins,
Andrea Whyte, Andrei Tanasescu, Andrew MacDougall, Maggie McDonald,
John Greyson, Koom Kankesan, Stephanie Kern, Tuca Labihari, Justin Lovell,
Rick Palidwor, Andrew Chiang, Jennifer Newcombe, Shireen Seno, John Porter.

with live musical accompaniment by jazz band GUH

Friday February 17, 2006, 9pm, $8/night (adults only, by law)

Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto

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JUNE 2005 IN TORONTO

PAINTINGS and FILMS!

Paintings by Residents of Fellowship Towers
Rita Dwyer, Betty Hammond, Alan Hartrick, Mary Kilgour, Marion Porter

In the Sunshine Room, June 9 - 13, 2005

AND

Super 8 Films by John Porter (Marion's son) in person

in the Auditorium - Thursday, June 9, 7:30pm attendance: 60

Fellowship Towers, 877 Yonge St., Toronto

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