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David Rimmer

David Rimmer

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1942-01-20 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Vancouver, Canada

15 Movies

Biography

Rimmer studied economics and mathematics at the University of British Columbia (UBC), graduating in 1963. For the next two years he traveled around the world, which led him to decide that he was not interested on pursuing a career in business. Returning to Canada in 1965, he did a make-up year at the UBC in order to receive a degree in English. In 1967 he took a short filmmaking course from Stan Fox, a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Rimmer dropped out of graduate school at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 1968 to become an artist. With Fox's support and a supply of rough film stock from the CBC, he made his first film, Knowplace, which was broadcast on the CBC. Inspired by Stan Brakhage's films and writings, he made his first important experimental films, Square Inch Field and Migration, in 1968 and 1969 respectively.Rimmer moved temporarily to New York City from 1971 to 1974, and worked with such vanguard artists as Yvonne Rainer. When he returned to Canada in 1974 he created the two landmark films Canadian Pacific (1974) and Canadian Pacific II (1975). Since 1979, with the release of Al Neil / A Portrait, he has made innovative documentaries sometimes in film and sometimes in video. In the early eighties, Rimmer took a four-year hiatus from filmmaking to teach film and video at SFU. Rimmer has worked extensively with contact and optical printing as well as videographics.Gene Youngblood of ArtsCanada magazine has said "Surfacing on the Thames is a brilliant film which, in its way, belongs in the same class as Snow's Wavelength. I've never seen anything like it ... the ultimate metaphysical movie." In 2011 David Rimmer won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Movies & TV shows

1992.

1 Movie

1987.

1 Movie

1986.

2 Movies

1985.

1 Movie

1980.

1 Movie

1973.

2 Movies

1971.

1 Movie

1970.

5 Movies

1969.

1 Movie
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