Fats Waller, Jackson Pollock, Janieta Eyre, Frida Kahlo: Aftermath is a radical visual and narrative experiment that brings the lives of four artists together by fusing biographies, work and the implications of their aesthetic legacies on our present day. On the heels of his film, We Make Couples, Aftermath further proves that Mike Hoolboom makes movies from somewhere in the future of filmmaking. (GGP)
- Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (2018)
- Doclisboa (2018)
- Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (2018)
- Gimli Film Festival (2018)
Canadian artist working in film and video. He has made over eighty films and videos, though most have been withdrawn from circulation, approximately a dozen remain on view. His work has appeared in over four hundred festivals, garnering thirty awards. He has been granted the Tom Berner Award for community service and two lifetime achievement awards, the first from the city of Toronto, and the second from the Mediawave Festival in Hungary.
He has enjoyed retrospectives of his work at the Images Festival (Toronto), Visions du Reel (Switzerland), Xenix (Switzerland), Cork International Festival (Ireland), Cinema de Balie (Amsterdam), Mediawave Festival (Hungary), Impakt Festival (Holland), Vila do Conde Festival (Portugal), Jihlava Documentary Festival (Czech Republic), Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Germany), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen (France), Sixpack Film (Vienna), the Buenos Aires International Festival (Argentina), Pacific Cinematheque (Canada) and A Million Different Loves Festival in Poland.
He is a founding member of the Pleasure Dome screening collective and has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival and as the experimental film co-ordinator at the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.