The Agnes offers Open Secrets on filmmaking

The start of a new 12 months and a new semester is the excellent time to pick up a new ability. 


For those seeking to delve into the inventive globe, the Agnes is web hosting its Open Secret sequence throughout this semester—free workshops in which attendees can investigate diverse inventive perspectives in movie. 


The Journal will be managing by the complete listing of workshops on supply this semester, which promise to problem and promote artistic curiosity in attending college students.


Parastoo Anoushahpour


The to start with workshop of the year, operating on. Jan. 20, from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., will be hosted by Iranian Canadian filmmaker Parastoo Anoushahpour. 


The workshop will observe the screening of Anoushahpour’s film The Time That Separates Us on Jan. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The film blends the biblical story of Lot’s wife with the contemporary strife experiencing the Jordan River Valley.


Although the workshop will centre upon discussions of Anoushahpour’s film and the filmmaking method, attendees are inspired to sharetheir individual ideas and engage with mechanics in just The TimeThat Separates Us and apply them to their initiatives.


Kriss Li


The subsequent workshop will be led by Kriss Li, a Chinese Canadian multimedia artist. The workshop will be held on Feb. 9 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., the working day following a screening of Li’s films on February 9 from  to 8 p.m.


Li’s do the job is knowledgeable by their involvement with the Prisoner Correspondence Challenge, an initiative linking LGBTQ+ prisoners in Canada and the United States. Li seeks to look at hierarchies of electrical power inside of their do the job, revealing the weaknesses in our recognized systems and renegotiating a better path forward.


Sharlene Bamboat


Montreal-based filmmaker Sharlene Bamboat will be hosting a screening and converse of her movie From Just about every Tongue It Drips on March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. 


The movie is a earth-large exploration of identification, spanning Montreal, Batticaloa, and the Isle of Skye, centred upon 

the partnership in between two queer girls. The film examines themes on a particular and cosmic scale, interrogating the divide between the two and revealing connections.


Bamboat is a recurrent collaborator with artists, musicians, and writers. Her workshop, held on March 10 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., will provide aspiring artists with the applications essential to construct a framework that makes it possible for beneficial collaboration.


 Sofía Gallisá Murient


The ultimate chat and screening of the Open up Secret Sequence will be held on April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. and 

will concentrate on Sofía Gallisá Muriente’s movie Celaje. The movie brings together an array of film tactics to recount the colonial heritage of Puerto Rico and the relationship among local climate and memory.


Muriente’s workshop will be held on April 7 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. It promises to deliver insights into the backlink among nature and impermanence and the importance of both in forming new, fascinating illustrations or photos. Learners will engage with their historic narrative and use it to notify their work.


It is generally superior to stroll absent from seeing a film with knowledge rather of a crinkled bag of M&Ms and an empty soda.The Open up Magic formula Sequence will permit pupils to viewincredible pieces of art and incorporate their approaches in individual projects. 


Entertaining and learning await—and you really don’t want to skip out on the popcorn.

A lot more information can be found by traveling to the Agnes’s web page.