Calamity follows the Wild West heroine Calamity Jane through time. Using a variety of formats (Super 8, B&W, Super 8 colour, 16 mm B&W, 16 mm colour, and digital video), we track the cowgirl through her ever-expanding universe. Excluded from history, Jane revels in lore. "I dreamed it better. I dreamed it big." The tape uses and subverts North American Western mythology, celebrating an alternative outsider position. Performed by Roma Konyk-Pastuck and Lorri Millan. Featuring a scratched and mixed score by contemporary audio artist Michelle Irving.

Shooting Format


Available Subtitle


Screening Formats

  • DVD,
  • H.264,


Provided By

  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre