Chris Kennedy

Early Monthly Segments, Toronto


Founded in 2009 by Scott Berry, Chris Kennedy, and Kate MacKay, Early Monthly Segments is a monthly film series in Toronto named after an early film by Robert Beavers, and is inspired by the immediacy, vibrancy and experimentation found in that film.

Guests have included Allison Cameron, Brent Coughenour, Ellie Epp, Helga Fanderl, Nicky Hamlyn, Takahiko Iimura, Lorne Marin, Sandra Meigs, Suzanne Naughton,  Jaap Pieters, Daichi Saito, Robert Todd and Naomi Uman. Guest curators have included Jon Davies, John Gartenberg, Eli Horwatt, Derek Jenkins, Christine Lucy Latimer + Mark Loeser, Tomonari Nishikawa, Ruth Noack and Michael Zryd.

Programs have included films by Ute Aurand, Robert Banks, Robert Beavers, Lawrence Brose, Mary Ellen Bute, Keewatin Dewdney, Nathaniel Dorsky, Kevin James Everson Hollis Frampton, Brian Frye, Robert Gardner, Peter Gidal, Nicky Hamlyn, Barbara Hammer, Marjorie Keller, Kurt Kren, Owen Land, Babette Mangolte, Marie Menken, Rebecca Meyers, Vanessa O’Neill, Sidney Peterson, Chick Strand, Warren Sonbert, Kidlat Tahimik, Peter Watkins.

Jason Anderson teases out a bit more of our ethos in his eye weekly article here.