Chris Kennedy

Jane’s Window

10.5 minutes, 35mm, color, silent, 2005

My grandmother cherished her large dining room window for the opening it afforded her onto the world. From this perspective she would espy the arrival of friends and family, contemplate the change of seasons and reflect on time past. On the shelves of this window she collected mementos of a childhood in China, life as an artist, and the travels in between. Combining images of my own travels through Japan and China with images of the home my grandparents built, Jane’s Window reflects on the passing down of memory, curiosity and creativity across generations. Financial assistance provided by the Toronto Arts Council.

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

Selected Screenings:
The Cinematic Window, “The Independents”, Cinematheque Ontario, October 18, 2005
“Extrapolations of the Real: Fringe Film at the Drive-In”, curated by Phil Hoffman, The Fifth Annual Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, Hanover/Durham, August 24, 2006
The 9th Annual Antimatter Festival of Underground & Short Film, Victoria BC, September 2006
The International Cinema Exposition, Denver, CO, October 11-15, 2006
Images Festival, Toronto, April 6-14, 2007
“Large Scale”, Experimental Response Cinema, Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, June 1, 2013