Early Monthly Segments

#30 = 8/15/11 = Owen Land Tribute

“Supie T” has gone AWOL.

We are sorry to inform you that due to issues beyond EMS’s control, we are unable to present Robert Banks’s film this coming Monday.

Owen Land

This is not the Culprit. This is Owen Land.


Films by Owen Land (1944-2011)

We’ve decided to substitute with an evening to honour the recently departed Owen Land with a program of 5 or 6 16mm films from his extensive oeuvre. You can expect to see Wide Angle Saxon and New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops and hopefully On the Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious or Can the Avant-Garde Artist Be Wholed? and definitely A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley California and likely Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present among others. We hope you will join even though “Supie T” won’t be with us (we hope he will make an appearance this fall!).

Thank you.

Special thanks to CFMDC

“By the way, the film was booed at the Cinematheque and it was cut off before its proper time (twenty-two minutes).  Someone shouted, and he meant it as a joke: ‘Another genius was born tonight at the Cinematheque!’  But I state it here in all seriousness.”
– Jonas Mekas on George Landow aka Owen Land circa 1965
(thanks to Making Light of It for unearthing this quote)

@ the Art Bar, Gladstone Hotel   |  1214 Queen St West
Monday, August 15, 2011 | 8:00 PM screening, $5 suggested donation

On the Marriage Broker Joke...

Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present