Toronto - 253469 will hold a public screening of "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy", a 70 minute absurdist kabuki opera underground art film directed by Toronto artist Wesley Rickert, on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at CineCycle, Toronto, Canada. Rickert's first feature length digital film, shot and produced in 2013, radiates Istvan Kantor as the Neoist Pied Piper, Art Szombathy as Louis the IV, Ian Malone as Juan Ponce De Leon and Christina Kozak as the universe expanding Tally Aurora. The film is structured on kabuki opera with elaborate costumes, stylized movements and an orchestra of absurdist poetry that communicates scale, passage, discovery and invention. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 8 pm.
In the words of director Wesley Rickert this film is a "tin-foil road-trip to Florida & the British Museum, in faster Chinese that dialogues over the electric kettle of Toronto's City Hall and rotates in perpetual stillness towards a tsunami of row-boat performances". Appearances by other Toronto artists include Henry Benvenuiti as Captain Smith, The Hercinia Arts Collective playing sirens, Sandra Fitzsimmons as Liberty, Tonya Henry as an old flame, Eszter Jagica as the fountain of youth, Olivia Roblin as Janus, Brooke Stubbings as the swimming passengers, Kirsten Webb as a groovy disco Gargon, Amber X as the Captain's Hallucination and Ashley Zarowny as Vincent Van Gogh. "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy" is an independently financed Art Zoo Studio production distributed internationally by 253469, "an umbrella without the hat".
The screening will be introduced by Istvan Kantor, recipient of the Canadian Governor General's Award in Visual and Media arts. There will also be a starting line-up of films and videos by Toronto area artists including: "the sinking of the TITANIC, 2012, (3 minutes, 30 seconds) Istvan Kantor, "untitled" 2012, (4 minutes 30 seconds) Chris Boni, and "powerline" 2013, (2 minutes) Wallace D. Robinson.
To reserve tickets or for more information contact:
Kathleen Reichelt, 253469 Communications
at 416.561.2951 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CineCycle, -The Underground Cinema, Coffee Bar & Bicycle Repair Shop behind 129 Spadina Ave, Toronto, 416-971-4273 down the lane on the east side, (south of Richmond St)