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Newly restored by the Academy Film Archive, David Rimmer's 1970 avant-garde classic takes a single film fragment of a factory worker unraveling a sheet of cellophane, and alters it through a mesmerizing series of spectral apparitions and alchemical and sonic permutations.
We are honoured to launch Wavelengths
'13 with the world premiere of the
Academy Film Archive's new restoration of
Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper, David
Rimmer's 1970 classic of the Canadian
avant-garde. Opening with a fragment of
a female factory worker as she unravels a
sheet of cellophane that then morphs into
a mesmerizing wave of spectral apparitions
and alchemical and sonic permutations,
Variations perfectly sets the tone for this
program of cinematic deviations.
- David Rimmer
David Rimmer was born in Vancouver. He studied at Simon Fraser University. In 2011 he was awarded a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. His films include Square Inch Field (68), Migration (69), Surfacing on the Thames (70), The Dance (70), Seashore (71), Real Italian Pizza (1971), Canadian Pacific (74), Canadian Pacific II (75), Bricolage (84), As Seen on TV (86), Divine Mannequin (89) Black Cat White Cat It's a Good Cat if it Catches the Mouse (89) and Local Knowledge (92).