Early Monthly Segments

#28 = 6/6/11 = Jaap Pieters: The Eye of Amsterdam

Jaap Pieters

Dutch artist Jaap Pieters is a stalwart specialist of Super 8mm filmmaking, creating dozens of films on the small-gauge “amateur” medium over the course of three decades. Confining himself to the duration of a 3-minute Super 8 reel, working with minimal equipment and manipulation, most of Pieters’s films are shot from the window of his Amsterdam apartment and concentrate on a single subject – unusual happenings on the sidewalk, or the recurring appearance of peculiar individuals. Well-known in Europe where his films are seen regularly at a bewildering variety of microcinemas and alternative venues as well as at major festivals such as the IFF Rotterdam, Pieters’s ephemeral creations rarely find their way to North American screens. We are pleased to present an extensive selection of Jaap Pieters’s films, chosen by the filmmaker himself to fit the occasion and enlivened by the presence and commentary of the artist. (Notes from Media City catalogue).

Special thanks to Jeremy Rigsby and Oona Mosna, Media City Film Festival.
Jaap Pieters North American tour organized by Media City and presented in co-operation with Double Negative (Montréal) and Early Monthly Segments (Toronto)

The Eye of Amsterdam, Jaap Pieters, Super 8, various years, 90 minutes with live narration

@ Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar | 1214 Queen St West
Monday, June 6, 2011 | 8:00 PM screening, $5 suggested donation

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