Chris Kennedy

Brimstone Line

10 minutes, 16mm, color, 2013

Three grids are placed along the Credit River in rural Ontario. They become devices through which the stationary camera, pointing upstream, delineates the landscape. They motivate the movement of the zoom, which intensifies our sense of the field of view, narrowing vision and flattening space. The river, framed momentarily, flows past.

Financial assistance provided by the Toronto Arts Council.

Michael Sicinski
Andrew Parker

Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Light Cone

Jury Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2014

Selected Screenings:
Toronto International Film Festival, September 5-15, 2013
Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, October 18-November 3, 2013
DINCA Vision Quest 2013, Chicago, November 21–23, 2013
DINAMO Press and Industry Screening, International Film Festival Rotterdam, January 22-February 4, 2014
Berlinale, February 6-16, 2014
“Traces of Activity”, curated by Tomonari Nishikawa, Uplink, Tokyo, Japan, March 1, 2014
Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 25-30, 2014
“Espacios quebrados”, Tabakalera, San Sebastián, Spain, March 28-29, 2014
Images Festival, April 10-19, 2014
Nashville Film Festival, April 17-26, 2014
Moving Collages: Video Art, Animation and Experimental Cinema Symposium, Gatineau, QC, May 17, 2014 (presented during artist talk)
Media City Film Festival, July 8-12, 2014
“A Paradise Built in Hell”, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Kunstverein Hamburg, July 9, 2014
Rural Route Film Festival, Brooklyn, August 8-10, 2014
Festival de Cine de Lima, August 18-16, 2014
EX-iS 2014, Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, August 28 ~ September 4, 2014
“The Venetian Mirror 3: Dürer’s Rhinoceros”, Cinematheque Leipzig, July 4, 2015
“Filmmaker’s Choice”, selected by Constanze Fischbeck and Daniel Kötter, Kino Arsenale Berlin, June 13, 2016
Havana Film Festival, Cuba, December 8-17, 2016
“Land Marks”, curated by Julian Ross, Le Plaza Cinema, Geneva, Switzerland, April 6-30, 2022
“Gabinete kino-okno”, curated by Bruno Delgado Ramo, Sevilla, Spain, May 13, 2022
“An Evening with Filmmaker Chris Kennedy”, Cinema Studies Institute, Innis Town Hall, November 14, 2022