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CineMobilia Launch and Screening Programme | Oct 1-2, 2022

134 Ian MacDonald Blvd
(Across the street from the Archives of Ontario)
North York ON M7A 2C5


As part of the 2022 Nuit Blanche festival, CineMobilia is being launched by Archive/Counter-Archive with an all-night, outdoor micro-cinema installation and screening programme. The micro-cinema space will be located across the street from the Archives of Ontario on York University's Keele campus. The screening programme will start at 7 pm, run throughout the rest of the evening, and involve many drop-in talks by artists. Happening alongside the screening program will also be an ongoing hands-on phytogram workshop with music and animation throughout the evening. See below for the full schedule (subject to minor revision)

Please reach out to our Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Andrew Bailey, at kmo@counterarchive.ca if you have any questions about this event.

The 2022 Nuit Blanche Cinemobilia Inaugural Screening Program

Ongoing: A hands-on phytogram workshop with accompanying music and animation that will be led by Ranvir Singh Sanwal.

12 Hour film screening programme by JP Marchant and Janine Marchessault

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Archives of Ontario screening of films from their Prieto-McTair collection.

8:00 – 9:00 PM: Mr. Winston LaRose, Ngardy Conteh George (director, producer), and Alison Duke (producer) present Mr. Jane and Finch, 45m (2019).

9:00 – 10:00 PM: Odeimin Runners Club, with films by Debbie Ebanks Schlums, Rebeka Tabobondung, and Adrian Kahgee; Saugeen Takes On Film program, with films by Tiffany Kewageshig, Cassidey Ritchie, Sharon Isaac, Kelsey Diamond, and Natalka Pucan.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Works in Progress from the 2022 Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm). 

11:00 PM– 12:00 AM:  Film Farm and Flower Films by John Greyson, Deirdre Logue, Scott Miller Berry, Rob Butterworth, Phil Hoffman and Alex Granger.

12:00 AM - 01:30 AM: Personal Archive Films by Artists (Smoker’s Cinema) including Christina Dovolis, Cleo Sallis-Parchet, Franci Duran, Jennifer Dysart, Nada El-Omari, Samuel Kiehoon Lee, Xin Liu, Jean-Pierre Marchant, Ajla Odobasic, Tamara Segura, Ranvir Singh Sanwal, and Jamie Whitecrow!

About CineMobilia:

Taking its name from the multitude of historical media literacy projects that sought to bring film and media to underserved communities - “cines móviles” of Cuba, cinema trains in Russia, and “Cinema Mobile” projects by the Canadian Film Board, CineMobilia (project members include Janine Marchessault, John Greyson, Patricio Davila, and Jean-Pierre Marchant) is a mobile infrastructure lab tailored to the unique archival and presentation needs of marginalized communities in Canada. The CineMobilia project is a flexible, responsive infrastructure tailored to the unique archival needs of Canadian marginalized communities, specifically collections with limited staff, those with difficulty making their collections represented and discoverable, and/or collections that represent an underserved/underrepresented community (Indigenous and Black communities, women, the LGTB2Q+ community, and immigrant communities). The hope is to attract members of York University and surrounding communities to bring their analogue or born digital archives to be preserved.