The New Paragone: The Cinema and Vanguard Art Movements is the name of syposium beginning today at Ryerson University in Toronto. Convened to discuss the ideas of R. Bruce Elder, whose most recent book is Harmony and Dissent: The Cinema and Avant-Garde Art Movements in the Early Twentieth Century (WLU Press, 2008), the workshop includes panel discussions and film screenings. A launch of Harmony and Dissent is scheduled for 7pm today in room IMA 301 at the Ryerson School of Image Arts, with special guest Michael Snow. All are welcome.
The event continues through to Saturday and features well-known speakers and filmmakers such as Bart Testa, Seth Feldman, Kathryn Elder, James Miller, Gerald O’Grady, and more.