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  • Echoes Without Saying

    Echoes Without Saying

    Thursday December 12, 7pm-9pm

    Join us for an evening of films profiling small press publishers & sellers of 20th century avant garde literature & poetry hosted by us and the FRAMES Film Series.

    Presented on 16mm film
    $5 admission (no one turned away)


    Press Porcepic
    Paul Caulfield | Canada | 1973 | b&w | 14 minutes

    The art of fine printing and the involvement of the writer in the production of his own work are examined in this profile of a small Canadian publishing house. Founded in May, 1971 by writer-publisher, Dave Godfrey, Press Porcepic, now known as 'The Porcupine's Quill', is located in the basement of a century-old farmhouse in Erin, Ontario.

    Echoes Without Saying
    Ron Mann | Canada | 1983 | colour | 28 minutes

    ECHOES WITHOUT SAYING is a half-hour documentary on the Coach House Press, an innovative Toronto-based publishing and printing house that since 1965 has produced distinctive and experimental books of poetry, fiction and visual art.

    featuring: Michael Ondaatje, Christopher Dewdney, bp Nichol

    Frances Steloff: Memoirs of a Bookseller
    Deborah Dickson | USA | 1987 | colour | 28 minutes

    FRANCES STELOFF: MEMOIRS OF A BOOKSELLER is a wonderfully dynamic portrait of an American cultural heroine. Steloff was the founder and force behind the renowned Gotham Book Mart of New York City, a center for avant-garde literature and literati since 1920. Beginning with only $100 and thirty books and she modestly recalls her role in the bookstore's past: "When I started the store in 1920, Gertrude Stein, e.e. cummings, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot and all these others had just come along with a new way of expressing themselves... I was a catalyst, creating a climate for others to meet."

    total duration: 70 minutes