Beginning in January, Cineworks will play host to Thought on Film. A monthly discussion and reading group, Thought on Film aims to promote critical thought around film product and practice through community-based discussion. Open to the public, Thought on Film will foster the close reading of texts confronting issues in contemporary, cutting-edge cinematic practice and philosophy.
But first, we will begin at a beginning. The initial text will be a selection from Gilles Deleuze’s Cinema 1. Deleuze was the first major philosopher to take on cinema, and so we begin our conversation by taking on him. Composed of Deleuze’s three theses on the movement-image, the first chapter from Cinema 1 is just a small beginning. Deleuze is not a simple thinker, but in our coming together, bit by bit, the sense of his words will have no choice but to surrender. Perhaps. Bring ideas about your own cinematic practice and see what Deleuze’s ideas look like up against them.
THOUGHT ON FILM
Reading Gilles Deleuze’s Cinema 1, chapter 1, “Theses on movement First commentary on Bergson
Cineworks Screening Room, 1131 Howe [back lane entrance], Vancouver BC
31 January 2008, 18:00
Facilitated by cheyanne turions