John Price

Dates: Fall 2016 TBA

John Price is an independent filmmaker from Toronto who has created experimental documentaries and diary films since 1986, employing extensive alchemical experimentation with a wide range of motion picture film emulsions and camera formats. His films have screened at numerous international festivals, including solo retrospectives at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver) and the Canadian Film Institute (Toronto). He holds an MFA in film production from Concordia University, was a long-serving board member of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), and has taught courses in techniques of 16mm and 35mm filmmaking at several institutions including LIFT, the Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam and Humber College. He is also active as a cinematographer, working with directors such as Bruce Macdonald, Peter Lynch and Liz Marshall.

“The gestures in John Price’s films – a hazy body in the throes of a ragged dance, a child nestled in a blanket on a beach rock, or a woman in a brown trench coat and high heels tweaking out – are not for us. They have no message, no promise, and no delivery. They are the impressions of a man watching his life closely, intuitively following each moment with a flickering shutter held close to his body. Alone in the darkroom with cheap expired reels and industry tail ends, Price mixes chance with chemistry to work out the colours, tones, tints, and grain. The images may fall off altogether, but he doesn’t care.” — DIM Cinema

Artist links

Artist website
Cinémathèque Québécoise
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