Kay Armatage is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, cross-appointed to Cinema Studies and Womenís Studies. She directed the undergraduate Womenís Studies Program, New College and is the founding director of the Graduate Collaborative Program in Womenís Studies and a member of the Graduate Center for the Study of Drama. Between 1975 and 1987, Armatage produced and directed a number of documentary and experimental narrative films including: JILL JOHNSTON (1977), GERTRUDE & ALICE IN PASSING (1978); SPEAK BODY (1979 ), BED AND SOFA (1979), STRIPTEASE (1980), STORYTELLING (1983), AND ARTIST ON FIRE: THE WORK OF JOYCE WIELAND (1987). She has published articles on women filmmakers, feminist theory, and Canadian cinema and co-edited the book Gendering the Nation: Canadian Womenís Cinema (1999). She also edited Equity and How to Get It (1999) and wrote The Girl from Godís Country: Nell Shipman and the Silent Screen (2003). Armatage has also been one of the senior programmers of the Toronto International Film Festival since 1983. (07/12)
Artist on Fire
A film by Kay Armatage, 1987, 54 min., Color
A pioneer of feminist avant-garde cinema, Joyce Wieland has explored the crux of nationalism, feminine sexuality and ecology for more than thirty year...