La Raison Avant La Passion

La Raison Avant La Passion

16mm, color, sound, 80 min
Joyce Wieland's films are among the most endearing ever seen, making her point and sealing the issue in a womanly way without any concern for ragged edges. LA RAISON AVANT LA PASSION is a whirlwind view ...
Rental format: 16mm $120.00

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Joyce Wieland's films are among the most endearing ever seen, making her point and sealing the issue in a womanly way without any concern for ragged edges. LA RAISON AVANT LA PASSION is a whirlwind view of Canada with an anti-dialectical premise." – Douglas Pringle, ArtsCanada "REASON OVER PASSION, then, is Joyce Wieland's major film so far. With its many eccentricities, it is a glyph of her artistic personality; a lyric vision tempered by an aggressive form and a visionary patriotism mixed with ironic self parody. It is a film to be seen many times." – P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture "This film is about the pain and joy of living in a very large space: in fact, in a continent. It is painful, because such an experience distends the mind, it seems too large for passionate reason to contain. It is joyous, because 'true patriot love,' a reasonable passion, can contain it, after all. But what is remarkable, for me, is that all its urgency is lucidly caught, bound as it were chemically, in the substance of film itself, requiring no exterior argument." – Hollis Frampton

Films

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    Patriotism
    Experimental

    Patriotism
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 4 min
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    Water Sark
    Experimental

    Water Sark
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound on separate reel(s), 14 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Barbara's Blindness
    Experimental

    Barbara's Blindness
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, black and white, sound, 17 min
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    1933
    Experimental

    1933
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History
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    Hand Tinting
    Experimental

    Hand Tinting
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
    • Found Footage
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    Sailboat
    Experimental

    Sailboat
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Minimal / Conceptual
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    Catfood
    Experimental

    Catfood
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 13 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Structural
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    Rat Life And Diet In North America
    Experimental

    Rat Life And Diet In North America
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 16 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Political / Social Activism
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    Dripping Water
    Experimental

    Dripping Water
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, black and white, sound, 11 min
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    • Spiritual / Mystical
    • Minimal / Conceptual
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    Pierre Vallieres
    Experimental

    Pierre Vallieres
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 33 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History
    • Political / Social Activism
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    A & B In Ontario
    Experimental

    A & B In Ontario
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, black and white, sound, 16 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists