Images festival Innis town hall (IT) , 2 sussex; art gallery of ontario (AGO), 317 dundas w; bloor cinema (BC), 506 bloor w; gladstone hotel (GH), 1214 queen w; latvian house (LH), 491 college. 416-971-6236. www.imagesfestival.com
thu 15-sat 24 - $8, stu/srs $5. Book of five tickets $35, festival pass $75, srs $50. Opening- and closing-night galas $12, stu/srs $10. Tom Verlaine Live! Music For Films $20, stu/srs $10.
thu 15 - Opening-night gala: Pretend (2003) D: Julie Talen w/ Nora Stewart, Joan Jubett. 8 pm (BC).
fri 16 - Canadian Spotlight: Videos by Leslie Peters, including 401:01 (1998), Surge-O-Matic (2002). 7 pm (IT). Tom Verlaine Live! Music For Films: Fall Of The House Of Usher (1928) D: James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber, They Caught The Ferry (1943) D: Carl Theodor Dreyer, and others. 9:15 pm (IT). Off-screen party with video projections by Oliver Hockenhull. 10:30 pm (GH).
sat 17 - Trains Of Winnipeg (2004) D: Clive Holden, and Two Eastern Hair Lines (2003) D: Steven Woloshen. 5 pm (IT). Trace Elements shorts program, including The Phantom Museum (2002) D: Brothers Quay, and Chiquita And The Soft Escape (2003) D: Michael Robinson. 7 pm (IT). The Presstapes (Luis Recoder and Sandra Gibson): Linea (2002) D: Recorder, Ribbon (2001) D: Gibson, and others. 9:30 pm (LH).
sun 18 - War At A Distance program, including The Third Tongue (2003) D: Kwang-Ju Son, War At A Distance (2003) D: Harun Farocki, and Strategic Cyber Defense: For Top Military Officials (2003) D: Dara Greenwald. 3 pm (IT). Don't Be Afraid... Be Ready! short program, including Who Are They? (2002) D: Alex Stikich, Secret Tapes (2002) D: Piotr Morawski, Security Anthem (2003) D: Kent Lambert, and It's Not My Memory Of It: Three Recollected Documents (2003) D: Julia Meltzer and David Thorne. 5 pm (IT). Resisting Paradise (2003) D: Barbara Hammer. 7 pm (IT). Chronophotics: Census Toronto: Standstillness (2004) D: John Oswald. 9:15 pm (IT).
mon 19 - London Orbital (2002) D: Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair, and A Country's New Dawn (2002) D: Sandra Schäfer. 7 pm (IT). The Broken Mirror shorts program: Across The Rappahannock (2003) D: Brian Frye, Flora's Film (2003) D: MIchael Wilson, Collage D'Hollywood (2003) D: Richard Kerr, and others. 9:15 pm (IT).
tue 20 - S Is For Student shorts program. 7 pm (IT). Fear Factory, including Continuity (2004) D: Daniel Cockburn, Dad, Don't Be Mad (2004) D: Dayna McLeod. 9:15 pm (IT).
wed 21 - A Fine Balance shorts program: Neither Innocent Nor Damned (2003) D: Taina Kontio and Doran George, El Hombre Apocaliptico (2002) D: Sebastien Diaz Morales, and others. 7 pm (IT). Self Defecating Theatre Of Cruelty curated by Jubal Brown: Intensity (2003) D: Daniel Borins, Trench Coat Mania (2001) D: Scott McGovern and Nick denBoer, and others. 9:15 pm (IT).