Stephen Broomer’s films now distributed by Canyon

Posted June 19th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

Canyon Cinema is honored to welcome filmmaker Stephen Broomer to our distribution catalog. Broomer is a Toronto-based filmmaker who appeared with his work throughout the 2016 Crossroads Festival in  San Francisco and placed many of the 16mm prints with Canyon shortly after.  See this in-depth interview for more on Broomer and his recent filmmaking.

Beautiful 16mm prints of seven recent films by Stephen Broomer, listed below, are now available for rental from Canyon:



Wastewater (2014 | 2 minutes | COLOR | SOUND)

The North Toronto Wastewater Treatment Plant lies in thick brush downhill from a hydroelectric corridor. The eye bounces, guided by the vertical forms coming up out of the valley, and a low flame bridges these movements.



Queen’s Quay (2013 | 1 minutes | COLOR | SOUND)

Red, green, blue, and yellow grids track the horizon, left and right. The colours collide and mix.



Landform 1 (2015 | 3 minutes | COLOR | SILENT

Studies in motion, made red, black, and blue by tone and tint. To be present in a landscape is to turn from vision to a menacing rhythm.



Wild Currents (2015 | 7 minutes | COLOR | SOUND)

A tragic mistake jolts Teddy and Joanne into limbo. Their spirits bear witness to their past usage of household appliances, as if by electric charge they might uncoil their spectral presences from home and garden. A myth and a ghost story for Christine Lucy Latimer, on her birthday, 2015.



Bridge 1A (2015 | 1 minutes | COLOR | SILENT)

An interstice.



Bridge 1C (2015 | 1 minutes | COLOR | SILENT

An interstice.



Conservatory (2013 | 3.5 minutes | COLOR | SOUND)

Stamens and pistils are lit in rapid succession behind the dome of the Palm House at Allan Gardens in Toronto. The plants trade colour, making alien scenes in the conservatory. Solid forms, too near to the eye, become muddied and indistinct, in constant passage, but the dome and the grid are fixed.