Video

The Last Screening Room: A Valentine

Vera Frenkel

1984, 44:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 122.06

The Last Screening Room: A Valentine — Valentine's Day is the only festival still celebrated in Canada. This videotape is an electronic valentine made by a woman working for the Province of Ontario as a Privacy Guarantor. Her job is to listen to stories told to her by inmates of Ontario prisons, and to immediately forget them. Story-telling has been outlawed. The Canada Council has become a branch of the Ministry of Health.

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental

$240.00

Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)

$360.00

5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy

$550.00

Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact distribution@vtape.org to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.

Critical Writing

The Lingering Present: Canadian Video Art in its Youth: 1968-1986
by Lisa Steele. Analogue, 2006. Preston: Electronic and Digital Art Unit, 2006.
Art that's inside the box (set)
by Sarah Milroy. The Globe and Mail, Aug. 18, 2005.
Threads of Memory and Exile: Examining the Art of Story Telling in...
by Dot Tuer. Images Festival of Independent Film and, 1997. Toronto: Northern Visions, 1997.
Worlds Between:: An Examination of the Thematics of Exile and...
by Dot Tuer. Vera Frenkel: Raincoats Suitcases Palms, 1993. Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 1993.
Interview: Vera Frenkel & Dot Tuer
by Vera Frenkel and Dot Tuer. Vera Frenkel: Raincoats Suitcases Palms, 1993. Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 1993.
Video mixed with performance used to explore nature of myths
by Randi Spires. The Toronto Star, Sept. 8, 1989.
Hot Tramp, I Love You So!: Rebel Girls: A Survey of Canadian...
by Christine Conley. Fuse, Fall 1989, v. 13, no. 1 & 2.
No Illusions about video
by Darlene Gavron. The Chicago Tribune, Apr. 26, 1987.
Winnipeg Perspective 1985 Video
by Shirley Madill. The Winnipeg Perspective, 1985. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1985.
Introduction
by Lisa Steele and Bruce Grenville. Vera Frenkel The video tapes, 1985. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1985.
Frenkel's video fantasy a stunning achievement
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, June 4, 1984.
Vera Frenkel
by Jennifer Oille. Vanguard, Oct. 1984, v. 13, no. 8.
Going Public - three evenings of videotapes by women
by Unknown. Going Public - three evenings of videotapes by women, 1984.
Vera Frenkel
by Michael Tooby. The Last Screening Room: A Valentine, 1984. Glasgow: Third Eye Centre, 1984.
Electronic Valentine: A Story about a Storyteller Telling a Story
by Sheena Gourlay. Fuse, Fall 1984, v. 8, no. 3.
Going Public - Three Evenings of Videotapes by Women
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: N/A, 1984.