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March 24, 2009


The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) will host the first UK retrospective of the works of Canadian filmmaker Jamie Travis. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with Travis, the event will take place at the ICA Cinema at 18:30 on 22 April, 2009.

Jamie Travis’ ironic and hyper-designed comedies—The Saddest Boy in the World, The Patterns Trilogy and Why the Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner —have established him as “one of the most original voices in Canadian cinema” (The Toronto Sun). Recurring themes of childhood frailty and self-conscious suspense—alongside painstakingly designed interiors and soothing songs of sorrow—have engendered a distinct and consistent cinematic universe that straddles the divide between Sad and Funny.

“His shorts combine the macabre subject matter of David Lynch and Todd Solondz with the art direction of Wes Anderson. The end result is something that seems wholly original and much more than pastiche… Passivity isn’t really an option when watching his films as the mise en scène is handled with the meticulousness of a serial killer.” (Ion Magazine, Vancouver)

The event will be held at 18:30 on 22 April, 2009 at the ICA Cinema, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.

Tickets can be purchased at the ICA site or by calling the ICA box office at 020 7930 3647.

Prices are £7 / £6 concessions / £5 members.

Presented in conjunction with The London Consortium and The Canada Council for the Arts. Curated by Christien Garcia.



June 2, 2008


The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris will host the French premiere of The Patterns Trilogy on June 19.

The programme, entitled Comédie Musicale and curated by director Nicolas Engel, will also feature the musical comedy shorts Knospen Wollen Explodieren (dir. Petra Schröder) and Zombie Prom (dir. Vince Marcello).

June 19
Centre Georges Pompidou
Cinema 2

For more information, please visit the Centre Pompidou site.

April 22, 2007

San Francisco premiere

The Patterns Trilogy will this week have its San Francisco premiere at the Eleanor Harwood Gallery as part of the three part reading/performance/screening series PULP: Mystery! Romance! True Adventure!

The event, curated by Kim Bennett and Daria Tavoularis of the Bay Area art journal Article: Art and the Imaginative Promise, will feature, in addition to The Patterns Trilogy, a reading of Oakland poet Garrett Caples’ latest love poems and the paintings of Beijing artist Hu Xin.

Come see the second installment, PULP: Romance!

Thursday, April 26
7-9 p.m.
Free admission

Eleanor Harwood Gallery
1295 Alabama Street (between 25th and Alabama)
San Francisco

“Timeless is this saga of the heart, undertaken with pulsing breath and a ravaged soul. Swoon under the crushing weight of love . . .”

April 12, 2007

Portugal, Missouri and Boston Premieres

Patterns 3 will screen in Lisbon this month, alongside director Jamie Travis’ The Saddest Boy in the World, in the Observatory Section of IndieLisboa (April 19 – 29).

The screening details:

Thursday, April 19 / 9:45pm / King 2
Saturday, April 21 / 3:30pm / King 2

The second ever retrospective of Jamie Travis’ short films will be hosted by the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee (April 12 – 16) in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Travis will be in attendance. The screening:

Sunday, April 15
Tivoli Cinemas

The Patterns Trilogy will play in its entirety in Boston, MA, at the Independent Film Festival of Boston (April 25 – 30). Here are the details:

Thursday, April 26 / 6pm / Somerville 4
Friday, April 27 / 6pm / Somerville 2

April 12, 2007

The Patterns Trilogy wins in Romania

The NexT International Short Film Festival in Bucharest gave The Patterns Trilogy the award for Best Soundtrack. The recipients of the award are Kevin Hamilton (sound designer), Tristan Orchard (sound recordist), Dave Webber (composer, Patterns 1 and 2) and Alfredo Santa Ana (composer, Patterns 3).

The Bucharest response to the film was over-the-top positive—our most enthusiastic audience yet!

March 20, 2007

Premieres in Romania, the UK and Quebec City

The Patterns Trilogy will play in its entirety this month at festivals in Bucharest, London and Quebec City.


The NexT International Short Film Festival (March 29 – 31) will screen the trilogy in its competition section. Please check out their website for the details.

Producer/editor A.J. Bond will be in attendance.


The BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (March 21 – April 4) will host the UK premiere of The Patterns Trilogy. The films play as part of the shorts programme The Surreal Object of My Desire. The details:

Sunday, April 1 / 4:10pm / BFI Southbank
Monday, April 2 / 4pm / BFI Southbank

Quebec City

The Festival de Cinéma des 3 Amériques (March 28 – April 1) will host the first ever retrospective of director Jamie Travis’ short works. Included are The Patterns Trilogy, The Saddest Boy in the World and the 2003 festival favourite Why the Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner. Jamie Travis will attend. The details:

Saturday, March 31
Salle Multi Coopérative Méduse

March 8, 2007

Upcoming Vancouver screenings

Patterns 3 has a matinee screening this week as part of the Women in Film Festival:

Saturday, March 10
Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W. 41st St.)
$10, $8 for students

The entire Patterns Trilogy will be screening together for the first time in Vancouver on a large wall at The Gaff Gallery (684 E. Hastings, between Princess St. and Headley St.) as part of Dave Bertrand’s Bizarro Film-o-Rama:

Sunday, March 25
The Gaff Gallery
$5 donation.

March 8, 2007

Vancouver exclusive

Vancouverites! You can now rent The Patterns Trilogy DVD at Happy Bats Cinema.

198 East 15th Avenue (at Main St.)
(604) 877 0666

December 13, 2006

Vancouverites—unfortunately, tonight’s screening of the The Patterns Trilogy at the Celluloid Social Club has been cancelled yet again for reasons beyond our control! Sorry for all the confusion.

November 15, 2006

The Celluloid Social Club event in Vancouver has been cancelled. The new screening date for The Patterns Trilogy is Wednesday, December 13 at The Anza Club.