Lost and Found: Bert Bush’s Accidental Archive – Film Screening!


Film Still from Perfex TV Ad, ca. 1958. Film Still from Perfex TV Ad, ca. 1958.

A local ephemeral film festival – April 19th, 2015, 3pm at The Vancity Theatre.  Curated by Christine Hagemoen and hosted by retired CBC Media Archivist Colin Preston.

Bert Bush was a fixture in Vancouver’s film & video scene for over 45 years. He supervised printing for Trans Canada Films before opening his own post-production firm, Bush Edit House, at the foot of Lonsdale in 1971. Bert cut film & video, rented equipment and mentored young filmmakers until his death in 2006.
When archivists were invited to investigate his legacy, they found nearly 100 films of all kinds — mixing BC tourism titles (A Date with BC, A Place To Be) with cautionary tales of alcohol abuse (Voices) & heart disease (Heartbeat), a ‘how-to’ film about placing a long-distance call without operator assistance (DDD- Direct Distance Dialing) and rare examples of locally-produced 50’s…

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