197 East 17th Avenue (@ Main Street)
Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 1

Monday, May 8
$5 ? 7 sliding Doors: 8 PM Show: 8:30 PM

Blim, Meesoo Lee, and Steve Calvert presents:

Pleasure Circuits

a video screening by Jim Munroe

Pleasure Circuit Overload is a collection of seven shorts about videogames, including in-game machinima ?My Trip To Liberty City? and the live action ?Mario's Pain.? Creator Jim Munroe will be on hand for a Q & A after the 42 minute screening.

Jim Munroe's new video art series Pleasure Circuit Overload (42 minutes) is a series of seven pieces about videogames. Through movie preview spoofs, in-game machinima, quirky short drama and documentary interviewing, this diverse collection aims to deepen the cultural discourse around gaming. From his experience as the maker of DVDzine Novel Amusements to the two years writing a games column for alt-weekly Eye to his science fiction novels, Munroe has a relationship with technology that is sympathetic yet critical. CTHEORY journal called one of the pieces ?a great work of pop culture commentary,? and other pieces in the collection have been featured on CBC's 120seconds.com, Rooftop Films in Brooklyn and the Oberhausen Film Festival in Germany. It was made possible through a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

More Info available at:

Official Website: http://www.blim.ca/#may8

Added by taikotea on May 1, 2006

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