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Beta SP 13:51 minutes 1997

Shot in Dooney's, a Toronto neighborhood cafe which had been threatened by a Starbuck buy-out, PAST/FUTURE contains distant echoes of Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergeres and Godard's Vivre Sa Vie where happenstance is allowed to coincide with a certain formalism. Friends, food and art swirl around objects representational and real, as Past/Future wanders between the public and the private before veering towards contemplative.
Empty frames full of potential (as past history is for future realization) alert us to the power of perception.

Past/Future credits
Producer/Director/Writer: Barbara Sternberg and Jeannie Mah
Length: 14 minutes
Year of Production: 1997
Sound: Barbara Sternberg and Jeannie Mah
Country of Production: Canada
Exhibition format: vhs, beta sp, mini dv
Preview format: vhs

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