Cross Canada Screening Tour Finishes in Yellowknife November 13 , 2014 @ YKARCC

YK ARCC is hosting the final screening of "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy" on Thursday, November 13 @7pm, as part of the cross Canada screening tour of the independently produced avant garde, absurdist feature length 2014 film, shot and produced in Toronto, Canada.



October Screenings of Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy - Neoist Beach Edit

Thursday, October 2 - University of Alberta Film Society, Edmonton, Alberta
& Friday, October 10 - NSCAD Film Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia

will be screening the "Neoist Beach Edit" of "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy"

image:  Ian Malone as the hippie beat hipster of records and archives travelling the A1A, still from Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy (Neoist Beach Edit) 2014, Wesley Rickert


Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy Screenings in September!!!

Tuesday, September 16 - Niagara Artists Centre, St Catharines, Ontario, doors 8pm, screening 8:30pm, $5 or PWYC
AND at Iqaluit Library, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Saturday, September 27 - this town is small artist run centre & Island Media Arts Festival ExperiMental in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island  



Istvan Kantor as the Neoist Pied Piper

July 30 & August 06 screenings of "Cold Iron" in Kelowna, Kingston and Toronto

Upcoming screenings of "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy":
Wednesday, July 30 - Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, British Columbia, 7pm
Wednesday, July 30 - Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre & The Screening Room, Kingston, Ontario (director Wesley Rickert will be available for Q&A following), 7pm

Wednesday, August 6 - Art Zoo Studio, Toronto, Ontario (includes an exhibition and reception) doors 7:30pm - screening 8:00pm

Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy Cross Canada Tour Sails June 25 from St John's and Winnipeg, continues to October


Starting June 25, 2014 "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy", a 72 minute kabuki opera art film, featuring 253469 artists and with the support of artist communities across Canada, will be screened at artist run centres, screening collectives and film festivals from Prince Edward Island to the North West Territories.  

Below is a list of screenings in cities across Canada!

aceartinc., Winnipeg, Manitoba - Wednesday, June 25, 7pm 
Eastern Edge Gallery, St John's, Newfoundland - Wednesday, June 25, 7pm
Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, British Columbia - Wednesday, July 30, 7pm
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre & The Screening Room, Kingston, Ontario - Wednesday, July 30, 7pm
Art Zoo Studio, Toronto, Ontario - Wednesday, August 6, 8pm

Niagara Artists Centre, St Catharines, Ontario - Tuesday, September 16
Iqaluit Library, Iqaluit, Nunavut - Tuesday, September 16
this town is small artist run centre & Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 

- Saturday, September 27
University of Alberta's Film Society
, Edmonton, Alberta - Thursday, October 02
NSCAD Film Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia - Friday, October 10 
Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre, Yellowknife, North West Territories - October (date TBA)


Many special thanks to our screening partners for supporting this project!








253469 Premiere of feature length art film "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy"


 (above:  Istvan Kantor introducing "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy" at CineCycle Underground Cinema, Toronto)

It was a packed house at CineCycle Underground Cinema for the premier screening of "Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy", a 72 minute kabuki opera art film by Toronto artist Wesley Rickert shown January 23, 2014.  Rickert's first feature length digital film, shot and produced in 2013, radiates Istvan Kantor as the Neoist Pied Piper, Art Szombathy as Louis the IV, Ian Malone as Juan Ponce De Leon and Christina Kozak as the universe expanding Tally Aurora.   The film is structured on kabuki opera with elaborate costumes, stylized movements and an orchestra of absurdist poetry that communicates scale, passage, discovery and invention.  

In the words of director Wesley Rickert this film is a "tin-foil road-trip to Florida & the British Museum, in faster Chinese that dialogues over the electric kettle of Toronto's City Hall and rotates in perpetual stillness towards a tsunami of row-boat performances".  Appearances by other Toronto artists include Henry Benvenuiti as Captain Smith, The Hercinia Arts Collective playing sirens, Sandra Fitzsimmons as Liberty, Tonya Henry as an old flame, Eszter Jagica as the fountain of youth, Kathleen Reichelt as the Ventriloquist, Olivia Roblin as Janus, Brooke Stubbings as the swimming passengers, Kirsten Webb as a groovy disco Gargon, Amber X as the Captain's Hallucination and Ashley Zarowny as Vincent Van Gogh.  


"Cold Iron Is A Titanic Comedy" is an independently financed Art Zoo Studio production distributed internationally by 253469, "an umbrella without the hat".  Reviews by David Bateman and Kathleen Reichelt can be read here.