WNDX & Cinematheque co-present
Joshua Bonnetta’s American Colour
WNDX & Senufo Editions LP / DVD release and screening
Fri March 9, 2012 | 9:15pm @ Cinematheque (100 Arthur Street)
Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Joshua Bonnetta will present a selection of film and video works including his most recent American Colour. This film is a unique experiment exploring the various values, cultural and visual, of Kodak’s legendary, and recently discontinued, Kodachrome film stock. This beautiful and meticulously constructed film combines Kodachrome colour fields with footage Bonnetta shot while travelling across the American Midwest from Rochester (Kodachrome’s birthplace and the home of Kodak), to Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas, the only laboratory in the world to still process Kodachrome at the time of his journey. American Colour was processed in the very last batch of Kodachrome ever to be processed. Live composed sound featuring field recordings taken on the trip will be performed by Bonnetta. This event also serves as a launch for the WNDX / Senufo Editions dvd/lp release of American Colour with monograph text by Irene Bindi. Join us for a unique moving image experience.
WNDX acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Winnipeg Film Group for this program