MONTRÉAL, CANADATO HOST THE 2007 EDITION OF TIE, THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA EXPOSITION TIE: November 2-4, Montreal Quebec, various locations.
Since its creation in 2000, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, or TIE, has been a festival concerned with the preservation and continued exhibition of avant-garde film, as well as presenting new and innovative experimental cinema. It has grown impressively in stature and in scope and is widely considered to be the most important film exhibition of its kind. Major avant-garde film figures such as the late Stan Brakhage, Bernardo Vorobow, Standish Lawder, M. M. Serra, and Peter Tscherkassky have sat on its board. In addition to the multi-day festival featuring films and filmmakers from around the globe, it hosts new curatorial research, film exhibitions, restoration projects, archival studies and scholarly presentations. TIE's selection of works is organized around what its mission describes as the "film language": works that illuminate the medium of film and what it is. TIE was founded as a means to present thoughtfully-programmed and diverse experimental cinema while at the same time creating a vital gathering of creative minds for the medium.
Organized by the Double Negative Film Collective of Montréal,the festival is held November 2-4, 2007. A Super-8 screening and reception kick the event off on Friday night, while the majority of the film screenings take place on Saturdayat Concordia University J.A. de Sève Cinema. Sunday features an intimate round-table discussion with the visiting filmmakers lead by TIE curator, Christopher May.The full schedule, program notes as well as tickets and passes will be available online at the TIE website: http://www.experimentalcinema.org
TIE-2007 includes over thirty films. Filmmakers will be in person to discuss their film in person including Jeanne Liotta, Michael Robinson, Robert Todd, Daichi Saito(Montreal resident), and Jonathan Schwartz, among others and will feature work by Luther Price, Jonathan Schwartz, Michael Robinson continues in Montevideo, Uruguay, November 21-24, 2007 with a thirty-plus film line-up that includes the first retrospective of Brazilian experimental cinema appearing outside of Brazil and a first-time retrospective dedicated to the films of Albert Sackl, among other programs and films.at Concordia University's J.A. de Sève Cinema. Sunday features an intimate round-table discussion with the visiting filmmakers lead by TIE curator, Christopher May. The full schedule, program notes as well as tickets and passes will be available online at the TIE website.