Film: 25 minutes
footage of Noam Chomsky, Svend Robinson, Scott Ritter, the Woodwards
Squat, Arts Council jurists, antiwar protests, Larry Campbell, Stephen
a director, Harrison rocks."
revolutionary on death row, as seen through her lover's song, her
psych report, her videotaped messages, her teenage diaries... based
on a 1974 story by Vancouver's D.M. Fraser ("his books were once
in every leftist bathroom in all of British Columbia"). Starring
Tom Scholte and Susan Box.
Born in London, Ontario, the son of an air force gynecologist and a psych nurse, the Moose Jaw Times once called Harrison a "modern-day Jack Kerouac." He teaches digital filmmaking to kids at Arts Umbrella and edited the Film and Video section of Broken Pencil, a zine / indie-culture print mag based in Toronto. As a journalist / host he's interviewed Richard Linklater, Guy Maddin, the Royal Art Lodge, Vincenzo Nataly, and many other Canadian and world artists.
earned a Journalism degree at Carleton U with BORDERTOWN. Shot in Canada,
the U.S. and Mexico with partner Borys! Kit, the Hi-8 documentary exposed
the dangers of Maquiladoras, the Canada-U.S. FTA, and NAFTA. He then
moved to UBC to do an MFA in Film Production. His graduate film was
Freeworld, about two Canadians drafted into the conquering American
army; the UBC MFA Film program turns out films like Live Bait, The Grocer's
Wife, Double Happiness, and Kissed.
Flick writes the biweekly column Zero for Conduct for Vive Le Canada, the ONLY thing that Google hits for the phrase "political film analysis." His rabble-rousing websites Stockwell Dork and Clarkson the Terrible have stirred national attention, the former getting thousands of hits a day after CBC TV coverage during Election 2000. Flick's videos have shown alongside work by Nick Zedd, Negativland, Seth Tobocman, Mike Holboom, Oliver Hockenhull, Lincoln Clarkes, Christine Taylor, Lola Lush, Hugh Phukovsky, Ivan Cyote, and others, and been seen by millions of viewers in Canada, the United States, and on the internet -- but he continues to avoid the mainstream.
Flick Harrison was called "offensive"and "unfair"
by chief Chretien strategist Warren Kinsella. Katherine Monk of the
Vancouver Sun said "Films by Flick promise to provoke a range of
reactions, from simple disgust to something as noble as social enlightenment..."