Video published August 28, 2014: This video is fantastic. Thanks Lou! The wonderful Lou Molinaro of This Ain’t Hollywood tips the hat to a lot of folks in the ‘hood, including us at Artword Artbar. Unfortunately we were out of town for the video shoot, so we missed our big chance to be in a rock video. Love our beat-cop Gary!
Here’s their intro from YouTube: ‘Tongue Fu are a Rock N Roll 6-pack from Hamilton Ontario Canada. The band consists of Gord Lewis, Rob Sweeney, Dave Elley, Gene Champagne, Greg Brisco & Lou Molinaro. James Street North is dedicated to a neighbourhood that we love in our fine city of Hamilton Ontario. Melissa Marchese was our muse as we followed her along. The video also includes some of the terrific Hamilton folks who are making our neighbourhood a cool vibrant place! Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome to JAMES STREET NORTH!!” For the lyrics … Read more…
Saturday September 20, 2014, two screenings at 8 and 10 pm, $10. Sky Gilbert’s Naked Hamilton: The Movie Premiere, starring Elley-Ray Hennessy and Scott McCord. “A Hamilton hardcore couple try to take over their favourite bar.”
The full original play ran at Artword Artbar in November 2012, starring Elley-Ray Hennessy (Hamilton Bus Stop) and Scott McCord (Scott McCord and the BonaFide Truth). The production was written specifically for the intimate cafe-bar environment at Artword Artbar. One portion of the play has been made into a film, and is being premiered in its home bar! It is a film about working class people – everywhere — and about cities – everywhere — cities that put massive corporate profits above quality of human life. Tickets on-line at http://www.hammertheatre.org/naked-hamilton/
Wednesday November 27 at 8 pm. Free admission. RAPS presents “An evening of Mexican cinema from the golden era”, a screening of Los olvidados (The forgotten ones), México, 1950, directed by Luis Buñuel’s (known in the US as “The Young and the Damned”).
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others. The film won the Golden Ariel for Luis Buñuel at the Ariel Awards, and Best Director: Luis Buñuel at the Cannes Film Festival.
Guest speaker Andrès Miramontes, Mexican social activist and philosopher attending McMaster University, will introduce the film and facilitate discussion after the screening.
SPECIAL EVENT: Monday August 26 and Tuesday August 27 at 7 pm. Artword Artbar is pleased to host Insurgent Theatre, currently touring with two projects: a film, The Shadow of Lucasville, screening and facilitated conversation, and their newest play Know Your Enemy. (They brought “In the Belly” to Artword Artbar two years ago.) Monday August 26, 7 pm: Film: The Shadow of Lucasville, the follow-up to the award winning documentary film, The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret. Directed by D Jones – 60 minutes. https://www.facebook.com/TheShadowOfLucasvilleMovie The Shadow of Lucasville revisits the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, one of the longest in U.S. history, while exploring the fight for human rights and media exposure through inmate uprisings in response to mass incarceration and dehumanization supported by the prison industrial complex. The film will be followed by conversation with former prisoners. $5-20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Here is some background on the Lucasville case: http://insurgenttheatre.org/public_html/LAYERS.pdf
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/363487253780074/
Tuesday August 27, 7pm. Theatre: Know Your Enemy: A Theatrical Examination of Police and Prison in America. Written by Ben Turk, Directed by Kate Pleuss, Performed by Ben Turk – 90 minutes. insurgenttheatre.org
What does it mean to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world’s highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice? Know Your Enemy examines the role of police using stripped down interactive theatre, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal. Know your history. Know your rights. Know your enemy.
$5-20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/553383351388176/
Friday April 13 (James North Art Crawl), from 7 pm-9:15: “Behind the Kiln” multi-media dance, music, video collaborations in real-time. Dancers include: Olga Barrios, Liz Bates, Laura Reid, Victoria Slager, Grace Loney, Tanis MacArthur. Musicians include: Brier Pomfret, Ronald Weihs. Video vee-jaying by Judith Sandiford.
9:30 – midnight (tip jar): Jazz with Emily Kemp vocals, Scott MacIntosh guitar, Jordan Snider drums, Tom Altobelli bass, and Chris Bruder piano.
Under the Influence of Dub from Luke Banville on Vimeo. Klyde Broox is an award winning dub poet and author. This short documentary highlights his migration from Jamaica to Canada. Directed/Edited: Luke Banville; Director of Photography: Jake Levinsky; Sound Design/Music: Conor Sullivan; Sheridan College Media Arts – 2012. [The performance portions of this documentary were filmed at Klyde's PoeMagic evenings at Artword Artbar.]
Friday, February 10, 2012, from 8 pm onwards… (James North Art Crawl). Music, dance, video, and all of the above. Opening guest set: Rob Willett, guitar and voice. Second set, “Behind the Kiln” part one, dance and music improvised before your eyes, featuring Tanis MacArthur, with the improvising orchestra (Trio Arjento plus friends). Third set, a more formal concert set by Trio Arjento , Jennifer Lockman piano, Tom Shea guitar, Orange McFarland stand-up bass, (minus Marcy Hull who is not able to join in). Last set, “Behind the Kiln” part two, more real-time collaborations and live video-mix by Judith Sandiford, with guest musicians (including Angela Macaroni on flute) and dancer/movers including Jenny Rae on a visit from Thailand
Wednesday, January 25 at 8 pm, $5. A Multi-Media, Music & Animation Showcase! Featuring animated shorts (Animated Doom Prophecies) by Aaron Fitzpatrick from Hamilton (FitzproMedia.com) – . View some of Aaron’s animation here: www.fitzpromedia.com
Thursday November 10 at 8 pm pwyc. Behind the Kiln #13. Always thrilling and unpredictable, our evenings of real-time collaborations between dancers, musicians and visual artists, are a treat. Organized by dancer-choreographer Tanis MacArthur and video-jammer Judith Sandiford. [Image left Sept 15: duet Tanis MacArthur, Rose Gowling, plus live web-cam (photo Anne Milne)]
Movers and sounders tba.
Thursday October 20, 7:30 pm, Tom Dusome is hosting a film night.
“Dear Freeskool Friendlies, We are planning a get together for everyone who’s interested in talking about how we learn in our society… Film: “Free To Learn” (Albany, NY Free School – 2007). We will view the film, and follow up with discussion regarding learning, education and how these processes are played out in our society. We encourage one and all to come along and join in on the discussion, share your thoughts and experiences, and together we will envision the future of learning… Love, Hamilton Freeskool” www.HamiltonFreeskool.org For information on the documentary, visit: http://www.freeschoolmovie.com/menu1.htm
Thursday October 13 at 8 pm pwyc. Behind the Kiln #12. Always thrilling and unpredictable, our evenings of real-time collaborations between dancers, musicians and visual artists, are a treat. Organized by dancer-choreographer Tanis MacArthur and video-jammer Judith Sandiford. [Image left Sept 15: duet Tanis MacArthur, Rose Gowling, plus live web-cam (photo Anne Milne)]
Movers and sounders for our “ghOulish and dreAry” Oct 13 include: Victoria Slager, Anne Milne, Jennifer Lockman, Tom Shea. Orange McFarland, Tanis MacArthur, Liz Bates, Ron Weihs, Judith Sandiford.
Thursday September 15 at 8 pm, pwyc. Behind the Kiln #11. Always thrilling and unpredictable, our evenings of real-time collaborations between dancers, musicians and visual artists, are a treat. Organized by dancer-choreographer Tanis MacArthur and video-jammer Judith Sandiford. Movers and sounders: Jenny Rae (via skype from Thailand), Liz Bates, Rose Gowling, Paula Grove, Tanis MacArthur, Jennifer Lockman, Ron Weihs, Orange McFarland. Image left: Sept 15: live realtime duet Jenny Rae (in Thailand) and Liz Bates (in Artword Artbar), via skype and a web-cam. Wow! We did it! (photo Anne Milne)
Thursday Sept 1, 8 pm, pwyc. Last minute craziness — Behind the Kiln #10. Last fling of summer. Our wildly unpredictable multi-media collaborations between dancers, musicians and a video-jammer, making it all up on the spot. We’re filling a gap the only way we know how — having fun and making magic. Come and join us. Coordinated by dancer-choreographer Tanis MacArthur. Participants so far: movers- Liz Bates, Carissa Bowerman and sister, Tanis Macarthur (maybes from Rose Gowling, Victoria Slager); sounders- Jennifer Lockman, Ron Weihs, Tom Shea; visuals- Judith Sandiford
Saturday July 9 at 8:30 pm, free — Filmmakers Night at Artword Artbar: An Evening of Short Film Screenings. Participants so far: Alex Szatmary (“Voodoo” and “Ocean-view”), Brent Ross (“Canadian Priaires”), … more coming…
Submission Information for filmmakers:
– Format must be digital and able to run on a laptop on standard media player software. We have the laptop and the digital projector in place.
– Running time under 10 minutes, preferred.
– All genres welcome. – No limits about previous screenings.
– No fee to participate, but pre-registration is requested.
– To register, please send an email to Judith Sandiford email@example.com
Please provide: your name, title of film, running time of film, a brief description, all the film credits, date made and other background of the film.
Thursday July 7 at 8 pm, pwyc. Behind the Kiln #9, thrilling and unpredictable evenings of real-time collaborations between dancers, musicians and visual artists. Organized by dancer-choreographer Tanis MacArthur and video-jammer Judith Sandiford. Participants Tanis MacArthur, Liz Bates, Grace Loney, Victoria Slager, Jennifer Lockman, Tom Shea, & more tba. Photo above: BtK June 11 with Eugene Martynec, Nobuo Kubota, dancers Victoria Slager and Tanis MacArthur, plus a Steel Image by Shane Turcott manipulated by Judith Sandiford.
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Saturday June 11 at 8 pm, $5. We are delighted to have two of the best improvisers in Canada as our guests for a special “Behind the Kiln”. Eugene Martynec, laptop improviser, and Nobuo Kubota(click to view performance), sound poet, will kick us into very high gear. The rest of us will also be there to provide the movement, visuals and more sound. Movers so far include Liz Bates, Tanis MacArthur, Jenny Rae, Victoria Slager. Sound from Jennifer Lockman piano, Tom Shea guitar, Orange McFarland upright bass. “Behind the Kiln” is our regular evening of multi-media collaborations in real-time, with musicians, dancers and video jammer. It’s thrilling, unpredictable, unexplainable. Be there!
Thursday May 12 at 8 pm, pwyc. Behind the Kiln #7, thrilling and unpredictable evenings of real-time collaborations between dancers, musicians and visual artists. Participants this time: Sounds-Tom Shea, Jennifer Lockman, Orange Macfarland, JonGordon Odegaard, Ron Weihs; Moves-Grace Loney, Jenny Rae, Liz Bates, Rose Gowling, Victoria Slager, Tanis MacArthur and a ‘maybe’ from our juggler, Lacey Cameron; Visuals: Judith Sandiford. Theme “EchOes”. [Image Tanis and Victoria from April's evening.]
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Sunday, April 10th, at 8 pm, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton, $10 or PWYC. A screening of the film “TERRITORIES” based on the documentary process of photographer Larry Towell, directed by Mary Ellen Davis (Canada 2007, 65 minutes) that captures renowned photographer Larry Towell’s exploration of borders and territories, in both Mexico and Palestine.
Followed by a discussion with Jimmy Johnson, focussing on “The Palestine-Mexico Border”, the space where two militarized borders meet — the militarized Mexico-U.S. border and Israel’s regimes of occupation and apartheid against Palestinians. Read more…
Most Tuesdays at 8 pm, Artword Theatre hosts “Theatre Tuesdays”, with readings of new plays and/or works-in-progress, readings of favourite plays we like, short theatrical presentations, films about theatre, etc. To get involved, as a writer, reader, presenter, actor, listener… contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
* March 22: Theatre Tuesdays presents a screening of the film version of “Skinning the Cat” based on the stageplay by Kevin Land, starring Matt Willson (also a producer) and Jonathan Harrison, and directed by Jeff Santa Barbara (runs 81 mins). Also on the bill, a 12-minute short by local filmmaker and animator Alex Szatmary, “Angels of Death” shot on location in Romania and Hamilton. Alex Szatmary, Matt Willson and Kevin Land will be present to talk about the films afterwards. Cover pwyc.
* March 29: some films about the experimental theatre of the 60s and 70s.
Behind the Kiln, thrilling and unpredictable evenings of real-time collaborations between dancers, musicians and visual artists. Hosted by dancer Tanis MacArthur and video jammer Judith Sandiford. Due to popular demand these are now monthly, second Thursday (day before Art Crawl). Thursday March 10 at 8 pm, pwyc. Participants so far: Liz Bates, Maxine Heppner, Grace Loney, Jenny Rae, Jennifer Lockman, Oranbge McFarland, Matthew Van Allen, Tanis Macarthur, Justine Lanza, Alison Novak, Ron Weihs, Judith Sandiford. Thursday April 7 at 8 pm: participants — movers: Grace Loney, Liz Bates, Jenny Rae, Laura Kappel, Victoria Slager (Runaway Brides), Tanis MacArthur. Sound makers: Jennifer Lockman (piano), Tom Shea (guitar/spoon/etc.), Orange McFarland (double bass), Jenny Rae (saw), Ron Weihs (violin), Gordon Odegaard (various). Video jammer- Judith Sandiford.
Here’s a link to one of the improvisations (sound only) recorded April 7 and posted by Tom Shea. http://soundcloud.com/trio-arjento/transformation-architecture#
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