Early Monthly Segments

About EMS

Now in its eighth year, Early Monthly Segments is a monthly film series named after an early film by Robert Beavers, and is inspired by the immediacy, vibrancy and experimentation found in that film. Programmed by Scott Miller Berry, Chris Kennedy, and Kate MacKay this series features historical and contemporary avant-garde 16mm films in a salon-like setting at the Gladstone Art Bar in Toronto, Canada. In this relaxed context with refreshing beverages and food available, we hope to encourage a convivial atmosphere for engaged viewing and post-screening dialogue. We do not receive public funding for our programs. We pay artists from admissions.

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Jason Anderson teases out a bit more of our ethos in his eye weekly article here.
Thomas Barker reviews Allison Cameron’s live soundtrack to our presentation of Eisenstein’s Strike here.
Blake Williams recommends us here.
And there’s a bit of a history of us in INCITE issue #4 available over here.

A typical screening looks something like this (thanks to John Porter!).

The Gladstone Hotel is located at 1214 Queen St West. The Art Bar is the eastern-most door of the Hotel. If we’re not there, look for us in the Ballroom (we’re growing!).

Thanks to everyone at The Gladstone Hotel and the artists who make the work we show.

For more info, or to join our email list, email earlymonthlysegments (@) gmail.com.