Marie Tyrell Premiere – March 1 in Vancouver

marie tyrellHey Folks!

This is to let you know about the VANCOUVER PREMIERE screening of MARIE TYRELL, my latest production. All the info is below.

Check the website for images, trailer and so on…

1974 meets 2006: Underground Vancouver filmmaker Flick Harrison
adapts D.M. Fraser’s tour de force, Marie Tyrell

Marie Tyrell is a humanizing portrait of a woman on death row, from inquisitive teen to uncompromising revolutionary leader. Like the 1974 short story by legendary local author D.M Fraser, Harrison weaves multiple perspectives, splintered time and forceful poetic language into a startling examination of the politics of dissent.

*BEST NARRATIVE FILM – Northwest Film and Video Fest*

Mixing painterly compositions, traditional narrative, and a richly layered bombardment of symbols and imagery, Marie Tyrell hijacks the aesthetics of high-art and hostage-video, of indymedia and indiewood.

“This film really knocked me out; it’s a great story, and the style is appropriately rad.” – Sam Green, Director, The Weather Underground

Interactive DVD: Buttons in the video can also “interrogate” the narrative, and the politics of the film’s production, by calling up documentary segments: for instance, an interview with Erik Paulsson, who sat on a BC Arts funding jury which rejected Marie Tyrell. Including original footage of Noam Chomsky, Svend Robinson, Larry Campbell, the Woodwards Squat, and antiwar protests. After screening the video, the Cinematic Salon will see and discuss the project’s interactive elements.

“…Psychedelic polemic… recalls the whole spectrum of 1970s political energy…” – Geist Magazine

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society and Spartacus Books present: Film Interactive: a Cinematic Salon with Flick Harrison Wednesday, March 1, 2006 – 7pm At Spartacus Books, 319 West Hastings – admission by donation Vancouver’s premiere screening of Marie Tyrell, a short film and interactive video based on a short story by D.M. Fraser Followed by conversation with the filmmaker and Camille Baker, artist and interactive media instructor

Rare Screening: Premiered at Portland’s Northwest Film and Video Fest in November, 2004 – and awarded Best Narrative Film – Marie Tyrell has since been passed hand to hand samizdat-style. In the days since the 2003 closure of micro cinema the Blinding Light, Vancouver has been without a venue to exhibit, and therefore foster, the work of local, non-mainstream film artists.

“Films by Flick promise to provoke a range of reactions, from simple disgust to something as noble as social enlightenment.” – Katherine Monk, Vancouver Sun

Media contact: Jen Cressey –,

Marie Tyrell was produced with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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