The packed house at the Globe Cinema chose Kitty Dreams of Dying as their favourite film of the festival, presenting me with a beautifully crafted glass award from Bee Kingdom. The award is especially appropriate given the performative presentation of the Super 8mm film involved projecting through a live manipulation of warped glass.
The most asked questions that night at the after party were regarding Kitty’s health (he’s still happy and alive) and whether the next film would be projected through the award. :)
Special thanks to live accordion player, Chrystene Ells, and the CSIF for being open to the non-traditional presentation.
“At once, I could feel sunlight warming my fur, touch the hard, brown grass of Spring, smell the shadows of midnight on our bedroom wall. I heard the patter of butterfly wings and ran in pursuit. I felt the grass beneath my paws shift and split and melt into itself.” Kitty, describing his dream of dying.