Everything Everywhere Again Alive is a landmark work of Canadian underground cinema, a film diary with mystic and symbolic overtones. In the early 1970s, Toronto filmmaker Keith Lock moved to Buck Lake, where members of the Toronto art scene were undertaking an experiment in communal living. Lock filmed the achievements and daily rituals of his fellow communards, his camera bearing witness as a community assembled and dispersed. The resulting film uses poetic strategies, including logograms and other graphic disruptions, to extend its themes of renewal and rebirth, and to mark the encounter between reason and imagination, the concrete and the abstract.
First pressing, limited edition of 1000.
1975 / 72 minutes / colour / stereo / 1.37:1AR
- Newly restored 2K digital transfer from the film’s original elements, approved by director Keith Lock
- Audio commentary by Keith Lock
- Return to Buck Lake, a new documentary featuring Lock and Buck Lake founder Tom Brouillette
- Going, a short film by Keith Lock
- A Circle in the Wilderness, a new interview with Keith Lock about the film and his time at Buck Lake
- Changing Seasons: The Canadian Pastoral in Keith Lock’s Everything Everywhere Again Alive, a video essay by Stephen Broomer
- Liner notes by Buck Lake member and filmmaker Anna Gronau