Super 8 Filmmaker John Porter, Toronto, Canada



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WRECK Journal 2008 - Globe & Mail 2008 - Film Quarterly 2008
smallformat magazine 2007 -
Eclectic Screening Room 2007
Time Out NYC 2007 - De Filmkrant 2007 - Super 8 Today 2006

WRECK: graduate online journal of art history, visual art, and theory,
Volume 2, number 1 (2008), including the essay

"Freedom, Sex & Power:
Film/Video Regulation in Ontario"

by Taryn Sirove, Ph.D. Candidate,
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

with 3 photos by John Porter
(1982-1984) which chart the history of the
Ontario Film & Video Appreciation Society (OFVAS)
at The Funnel Experimental Film Theatre, Toronto,
and at the Ontario Legislature, Queen's Park, Toronto.


"Just like something you'd see on YouTube"
by Nadja Sayej, February 22, 2008
The Globe & Mail, Canada's national daily newspaper

An article about the 8 fest
Small-Gauge Film Festival, Feb 22 & 23, 2008, Toronto,
including a paragraph about

John Porter's new film Bowling in Manitouwadge.


"London Avant-garde Round-up"
Nicky Hamlyn reviews artist-filmmakers
in galleries, museums, & other venues.

A survey of recent avant-garde moving image work in London, UK,
including a review of John Porter's show for cogcollective
at Candid Arts Trust, February 4, 2007.

Previous Issue of Film Quarterly Magazine
Winter 2007-2008, Volume 61, Number 2
Published by University of California Press

Text: Jürgen Lossau. Interview: James Grahame.

8 pages! 28 photos! 13 in colour!
"longest article ever in smallformat"!

smallformat magazine #5/2007 (November)
German and English issues published in Berlin


"Lunch with John Porter"
by Greg Woods, Toronto

2-page review with photo

"John Porter is one of the great treasures of Toronto's film culture."

The Eclectic Screening Room Issue #18 - Summer 2007

"John Porter’s Slingshot Cinema"
Time Out Magazine, New York City: March 22–28, 2007

*Recommended. Art-house & indie cinema.

"Porter is a Toronto-based visual genius who, in the ’70s and ’80s, 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."

Thursday, March 22, 8pm, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave at 2nd Street.


"John Porter = Super-8-Porter"
review of John's show in Rotterdam January 29

"een van de wonderlijkste filmervaringen op het /
one of the most wonderful film experiences of the
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007."

In Dutch by Tonio van Vugt, Zone 5300 - Strips, Cultuur & Curiosa

The Netherlands, February, 2007

"Super 8: The Future is Here"
by John Porter, January 18, 2007

commissioned by De Filmkrant,
Netherlands' independent film magazine

for its special edition issued during the
36th International Film Festival Rotterdam

De Filmkrant - click on "Archief", "Feb 2007",
then on the right "IFFR Special", "John Porter".


"Super 8 Scorsese"
The Globe & Mail
January 3, 2007

In Canada's national newspaper, Patrick Mullin recommends

John Porter's Super 8 Workshop <<<
January 13, at Ed Video, Guelph, Ontario

"John Porter: Super 8 Artist"
by Rick Palidwor, Toronto

feature, 5-page article with many photos

Super 8 Today
Issue #5 - July/August 2006

Available by mail only, from USA. Single issues or
6 issues/year: USA - $25; Canada - $30; others - $45.


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