88:88 | Isiah Medina

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 | 5657 NORTH STREET | 9PM | 65 MINUTES | BUY TICKETS  | BUY FESTIVAL PASSES

Experimental | Canada

You can not pay your bill. Your heat and lights are cut. You pay. The clocks initially flash 88:88. You set the clocks. You can not pay. You pay. 88:88. Repeat. 88:88. Cut. You stop setting your clock to the time of the world. You make do with suspension. 88:88.

Isiah Medina grew up in Winnipeg and lives in Toronto. He studied at Concordia University and made his directorial debut with the short, Semi-Auto Colours, followed by Time is the Sun. 88:88 premiered at Locarno, screened at TIFF, and was named one of Film Comment’s “Top Undistributed Films of 2015.” 88:88 is his first feature.

A Q+A with Isiah Medina will follow the screening.

At a time when the term “experimental cinema” has come to designate more or less a set of potential generic forms, 88:88 is a real experiment, which means that its failures, or what appear to be its failures, themselves produce thought […] I could say that 88:88 is a masterpiece, but masterpieces are the domain of the past; Medina has taken his first step into the future.
CINEMA SCOPE

The elusive, elliptical 88:88 is a bold debut feature from Winnipeg-based experimental filmmaker Isiah Medina that audaciously rethinks the possibilities and language of cinematic form.
SIGHT & SOUND MAGAZINE