Super 8 Filmmaker John Porter, Toronto, Canada
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NEW! John Porter's CineScenes photo book, published in 2015!
from John’s 1,000 Photos of “Alternative
Film Activity” since 1978
100 Exhibited at the 20th
Martin Heath in his projection booth before the
front wall was raised,
Pleasure Dome presents Jurgen Reble from Germany, with his super 8 film performance at CineCycle, 317 Spadina Ave., Toronto - October 16, 1991.
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) monthly members screening at CineCycle, 317 Spadina Ave., Toronto - March 30, 1992. L-R: Susan Norget (curator), Kika Thorne, Edie Steiner, Annette Mangaard with son Carson, Clare Hodge.
Petra Chevrier with her unique creation - an 8mm
film projector customized with a
Pleasure Dome presents the Opium Den film
collective from New York City
Pleasure Dome’s annual Outdoor Open Screening in the parking lot behind CineCycle, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto - July 21, 1995.
Pleasure Dome presents Jennifer Reeves
from San Diego, at CineCycle, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto - July 24,
Images Festival Programming Panel with Images Festival curators at the Euclid Theatre, 394 Euclid Ave, Toronto - May 7, 1989. L-R: Ihor Holubizky, Tom Waugh, Cameron Bailey (moderator), Frances Leeming, Sara Diamond, Peggy Gale. photo
Images Festival staff in their office at
suite 448, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto
Richard Kerr, Lorne Marin and Phil Hoffman
at the Images Festival,
“The Halifax Ladies Film Bee” screening
with Marcia Connolly, Helen Hill (Host) and Becka Barker at the 3rd
annual Splice This! Super 8 Festival,
Helen Hill at her frequent workplace - the animation room, Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op, CBC Radio Building, 5600 Sackville St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 14, 2000. photo
Gwendolyn editing her film at Chris Burchell’s
house, 97 Walnut St., Toronto
Holly, Gwendolyn, Morgana and Annie, the
Pleasure Dome presents Annie Sprinkle at A Space,
Toronto - February 19, 1992.
The Ontario Film and Video Appreciation Society (OFAVAS) press conference at Trinity Square Video, 176 John St., Toronto, April 19, 1982, announcing its formation and its application to the Ontario Censor Board to publicly screen four films previously banned. L-R: Anna Gronau (The Funnel); Cyndra MacDowell (CARO); Charles Campbell and Lynn King (lawyers); David Poole (CFMDC).
The Ontario Film and Video Appreciation Society (OFAVAS)
press conference at The Funnel, 507 King St. E., Toronto, April 29,
1982, announcing its court case against the Ontario Censor Board.
Celebrating The Ontario Film and Video Appreciation Society’s (OFAVAS) semi-victory in its court case against the Ontario Censor Board, at The Funnel, March 25, 1983. L-R: Edie Steiner, David Bennell, Carolyne Wushke, Ross McLaren, Michaelle McLean, Martha Davis, David Poole, Mikki Fontana, Jim Anderson.
The Ontario Film and Video Appreciation Society (OFAVAS)
The Innis Film Society presents Corrine and Arthur
Cantrill from Australia
German filmmakers protesting at the International
Experimental Film Congress, the Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W., Toronto
- June 1, 1989.
The Innis Film Society presents Paul Sharits from USA, at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto - February 8, 1991. L-R: Kathy Elder, Jim Shedden, Bruce Elder, Michael Snow, Roger Bourdeau, Paul Sharits, Bart Testa.
Films by Barbara Sternberg, Cindy Gawel, Joyce Wieland, Annette Mangaard,
Toronto film programmers meeting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto - November 17, 1986. L-R, Standing: Gerald Pratley (Ontario Film Theatre), Cathy Jonasson (Art Gallery of Ontario), James Quandt (Harbourfront Studio Theatre), Brian Hogarth (Royal Ontario Museum). L-R, Sitting: Gerry Flahive (National Film Board), Melinda Rooke (The Funnel, Administrator).
Paul Winkler from Australia with his moving mattes
from his in-camera
Flo and Ken Jacobs from USA with Ken’s “Nervous
First 8mm films (by Stan Brakhage) ever at
Cinematheque Ontario, Kinnear Education Theatre, Art Gallery of
Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto - February 12, 1997.
Robert Kennedy at his first solo screening, Cinematheque Ontario, Kinnear Education Theatre, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto - March 12, 1997.
The 1st Annual General Meeting at The Funnel’s
The Funnel members in their new theatre at 507
King Street E., Toronto - January, 1979.
The Funnel members in their new gallery at 507 King Street E., Toronto - January, 1979. L-R, Standing: Patrick Jenkins, Stephen Niblock John Porter, Bruce Elder, Suzanne Naughton, Villem Teder, Adam Swica, Michaelle McLean, Frieder Hochheim, David Anderson, Peter Chapman, Anna Gronau, Tom Urquhart, Ross McLaren. L-R, Seated: Paul McGowan, Jim Murphy, David Bennell, Jim Anderson.
Carolee Schneemann from USA at The Funnel, 507
King St. E., Toronto
James Benning from USA at The Funnel, 507 King
St. E., Toronto
Andy Warhol Superstar Ondine (standing far right)
presents “Chelsea Girls”
Andy Warhol’s two-projector “Chelsea Girls”
starring Ondine (left image)
Villem Teder in the booth at The Funnel, 507 King St. E., Toronto - May 9, 1980.
After Ric Greenwald’s Funnel screening,
at The Funnel’s “local”,
Stuart Pound from London, England at The Funnel, 507 King St. E. - April 22, 1981.
Mark Soosaar from Estonia, at The Funnel, 507 King St. E. - November 20, 1981.
Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
from Italy with their Scented Films
Blaine Allen with films from Kingston, Ontario
Pittsburgh filmmakers Bruce Posner, Rick Pieto
and Mary Abbott
Joyce Wieland at The Funnel, 507 King St. E., Toronto - February 5, 1982.
Stephen Niblock’s film performance “The Magician Sees”, with a spinning circular screen, at The Funnel, 507 King St. E., Toronto - March 12, 1982.
Barbara Hammer from USA in The Funnel library, 507 King St. E., Toronto - May 2, 1982.
Midi Onodera labelling Funnel envelopes while
optical printing at The Funnel,
Anna’s New Year’s Eve Painting Party
at The Funnel, 507 King St. E., Toronto
Jackie Burroughs, John Frizzell and Andy Warhol Superstar Ondine, hosts of The Funnel benefit screening of “Edie” at the Danforth Music Hall, Toronto - August 23, 1984.
After Mike Kuchar’s Funnel screening, at
Ross McLaren’s nearby apartment,
Jack Smith from New York City performing the week
leading up to Halloween,
tENTATIVELY A cONVENIENCE from USA performing
at The Funnel,
Jules Engel with experimental animation from CAL
Arts, California, presented by the Toronto Animation Society at
The Funnel, 507 King St. E., Toronto - May 16, 1986.
Katerina Thomadaki’s “Film Portraits
of Women by Women” super 8 workshop
Lysanne Thibideau and Penelope Buitenhuis,
Canadian filmmakers living in Berlin,
Sharon Cook and Michael Brynntrup from
Germany with his “Jesus” super 8 film
Western Front co-founder Eric Metcalfe in his office/apartment at Western Front, Vancouver - June 11, 1986.
Meg Thornton, long-serving Director of Cineworks film co-op, Pacific Cine Centre, Vancouver - June 11, 1986.
Pete Lipskis at home in Vancouver - June 11, 1986.
Cari Green, Co-ordinator of Canadian Filmmakers
Distribution West, and
Ingrid the projectionist in the booth at the Pacific
Al Razutis, Paul Wong and Patricia Gruben in Vancouver - October 24, 1986.
The third (and last) annual Ottawa Super 8 Film Festival at Gallery 101, 319 Lisgar St., July 19, 1996. L-R: Ernie Gibbs, Tim Dallett, Alyosha Derry, Carl Stewart, Maria Y. Shin, Iva Olah, Kinga Araya.
David Poole in his office as Head of the Media
Arts Section of the
The Available Light Collective at one of their
screenings at Club SAW,
The London Filmmakers Co-op’s first screening
of their own films,
Café Méliès and Le Cinéma Parallèle, 3682 boul. St-Laurant, Montreal - February, 1979.
Dave Anderson at Le Cinema Parallele, 3682 boul.
The Independent Film and Video Alliance’s
Carrick Saunders at his Optimage Film Lab in his
house, Roxboro, Quebec
Stefan St-Laurent introducing the filmmakers in the 4th “Acadie Underground” super 8 screening at Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick - September 18, 2000. Part of the 14th “Festival international du cinema francophone en Acadie”.
“Token and Taboo” Toronto super 8
filmmakers at Hall Walls, 700 Main St., Buffalo
Greta Snider and Craig Baldwin at her tour-launch screening at Craig’s Other Cinema (Artists’ Television Access), 992 Valencia St., San Francisco - October 16, 1993.
Orgone Cinema Collective, Pittsburgh - October
Squeaky Wheel Film & Video Co-op, Buffalo
- July 12, 2000.
Yann Beauvais from France, after his screening
at The Funnel, November 25, 1983,
Sharon Cook with her film gear at home, 695 Adelaide
St. W., Toronto
Joe Tabah in his film and painting studio, #508,
192 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Denise Cooper with her new Beaulieu super 8 camera - September 5, 1984.
Varda Burstyn addressing an Artists Union
Danceworks presents film performances at the Ice
Marc Glassman and Martin Heath celebrating
at “The GAP”
On location shooting “Close Your Eyes and Think
Ron Giii and Roy Pelletier at Letters Bookstore, 452 Queen St. W., Toronto, for the premiere of Ron’s super 8 film “Taste” (shot by John Porter) - November 27, 1987.
Richard Kern, Chris Towmey and John Dubiol
at Richard’s screening
Marnie Parrell and Linda Feesey sharing
their recent 8mm films
The Tesla Effect Collective presents “Picking
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)’s
“This Woman is Not a Car” Festival,
“Work in Process” screening
Pleasure Dome presents Sharon Cook, with her film
Pleasure Dome presents the premiere of G.B. Jones’
George Kuchar from San Francisco visiting his old filmmaking partner Robert Cowan and Sparkles in Robert’s Toronto home. George’s screening presented by Pleasure Dome and YYZ at CineCycle, June 28 & 29, 1996.
Laura Cowell and Kelly O’Brien at
their first annual “Splice This!” Super 8 Film Festival
Launch of Toronto filmzine “Moving Picture Views”
First annual Parkdale Rehab Film Festival at Gallery
Stacey Case’s “Short Film Freak Out”
Peggy Anne Berton’s “Beat Super 8 Soliloquies”
at the Cameron House,
Sebastjan Henrickson at his Niagara Custom Film Lab, 254 Niagara St., Toronto, during Carl Brown’s processing workshop presented by Pleasure Dome - March 25, 2000.
Second annual Parkdale Rehab Film Festival at
the Gladstone Hotel,
Rob Cruickshank and George Van Bussell
showing films at their “Movie Nite”
“Short Experimental Films Completed at Niagara
Custom Lab” screening,
some of the 900 photos not exhibited at the Gladstone Hotel in April 2007
Bob Parent and Howard Guttenplan from Millenium
Film Workshop, New York City,
Videotaping Toronto filmmakers for “The Fronteir”
at WNED-TV, Buffalo
Artcite gallery, Windsor, Ontario, May 19 - 1983.
Out front of Pittsburgh Filmmakers with John Seymour, Bill Boichel (Director), J.T. Vale.
The Funnel benefit screening of "Edie", Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., Toronto - August 23, 1984.
Maggie Warwick from London, at The Funnel, 507
King St. E., Toronto
CineCycle panorama, 317 Spadina Ave., Toronto - December 5, 1993.
Jai Sarin and Isabella Pruska of the Experimental
Film Group, Ryerson P.I.,