Thu. 18 Aug. Time-Slip Film Screenings 19.00 – 21.30 Introduced by John Cussans
19.00 – 19.45 Counter-Intelligence Special Operations: Raids and Searches (1969) 36 minutes.
Cold war fact meets film noir fiction in this short CIA training film.
20.00 – 21.30 Conrad Rooks, Chappaqua (1967) 78 minutes.
Named after a hamlet in New York state that the director imagined as a place of spiritual harmony, Chappaqua follows the psychedelic-shamanic journey of Russel Harwick (aka Conrad Rooks), the alcoholic, drug addict and central protagonist of the film, who somehow finds himself in a sinister drug rehab establishment on the outskirts of Paris, being subject to a radical de-tox procedure called “the sleep cure”. A cut-up mélange of peyote flash-backs, recovered memories and gothic vignettes, Chappaqua depicts Rook’s fantastical journey to addiction-free sanity.
Shot in the USA, India, Ceylon, England and France, with the involvement of the Native American Church and Northern Cheyenne people of Lame Deer, Montana, Chappaqua features cameo appearances by William S. Burroughs, Swami Satchidananda, Alan Ginsberg, Moondog, The Fugs and Ravi Shankar. The name Chappaqua comes from the Algonquian word for a “place where nothing is heard but the rustling wind”.
Beer and wine available at the bar.
Fri. 19 Aug. 12.00 – 18.00 INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU open to Public
18.00 – 19.30 Talk by John Cussans: ‘BC TIME SLIP and CANNIBAL METAPHYSICS’
Sat 20 Aug. 12.00 – 18.00 INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU open to Public
Dynamo Arts Association
Suite 103 – 30 East 6th Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1J4