2 November – 18 November
Opening reception Friday, 2 November 2012, from 6 – 11 pm
Marginal Utility is proud to present THE OLD WAYS, an exhibition of a film by the Toronto based film maker Mike Vass.
“The Old Ways asks what it would take for a government to justify and enforce the death penalty on a child, and offers a scathingly satirical response: public relations. A pitch black comedy that frames the justice system as spectacle, this film’s treatment of its highly political subject is only outdone by its striking visuals and arresting mise-en-scène.”
-Magali Simard (TIFF Programmer)
Michael Vass is a filmmaker and writer. His award-winning films have screened at festivals and galleries and have been broadcast internationally. He was the 2012 winner of the Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize, and his writings have appeared in Cineaction, MACHETE, and The Rusty Toque. Michael received his BFA from Simon Fraser University and his MFA from York University, and he is an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors’ Residency. He is currently a fellow at the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio Program in Brooklyn.