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An eerie and unusual film A Temporary Arrangement recreates the atmosphere found in a late 50's and 60's B&W horror film. A screen split into nine parts presents different elements of a face shot over time and re-arranged to create a new face In one sequence this strange malformed face fragments to ... Read more
Pressure from farm owners traditionally ... excluded farm workers from labour legislation regulating their pay or working ... conditions. Farm workers eventually ... formed the Canadian Farm Workers' ... Union, and this documentary records ... their struggles to achieve their working ... rights ... Read more
A visual voyage into the serenity, simplicity and delicate balance of the forest, and a demonstration of the need for man to replace what he is taking from the earth. ... Read more
This unique film is based on the letters of Maryse Holder, former academic and part-time teacher, on an extended "vacation from feminism", in Mexico. She's on a quest for love, sex and freedom, and is determined to tell ail, which she does in a fury of letters to her friend Elaine, in Canada, The ... Read more
Sudbury is the site of the world's largest nickel deposit, and 160,000 people live in this city whose life is determined by the rhythm of the world nickel market and one company, Inco. Inco Metals Company, a major operating unit of Inco Ltd, is the world's leading producer of primary nickel and a ... Read more
Lea Pool was born in Soglio, Switzerland in 1950. She emigrated to Canada in 1975 where she studied Communication Arts at Quebec University before directing numerous video productions, short fiction films, documentaries and television productions. For three years she also co-ordinated the German ... Read more
A long and thoughtful look at those desperate days of October 1970, when Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ) terror gripped the streets of Montreal and it seemed that Quebec's search for independence and the security of its language might end in insurrection and repression. Filmed by NFB crews during the ... Read more
As one of a series of five films, the film portrays the gradual growth and development of a boy and girl, through the adolescent years into adulthood and depicts the importance of personal experiences and the influence of parents and friends in the young couple's struggle to achieve mature ... Read more
What is dying? How does it feel? What happens after? Afterlife is one artist s impressionistic and visionary response to these eternal questions ... Grand Prix, Montreal Silver Hugo, Chicago ... Read more
An animated cartoon that illustrates in a few line sketches the ultimate fate of all living things if man continues to pollute the atmosphere. ... Read more
A modern, cautionary fable which explores life, death and rebirth, the futility of permanence and the inevitability ofchange. The film is made from the point of view of one of nature's most beautiful creatures, a tiny bug. ... Read more
Tarnation director Jonathan Caouette delivers an eerie and surreal fusion of video art, suburban gothic and monster movie. Featuring Chloë Sevigny. ... D/S Jonathan Caouette P Tarnation Films/Phi Films WS Danny Lennon TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
From "The Collected Poems of Earle Birney" by Earle Birney. The poet hums, hisses and hoots his way through a witty ... collage of archival footage of vintage trains and the English countryside. ... Read more
An energetic romp through the letters of the alphabet provides a guessing game for the audience. ... Read more
Russian dolls' No, alter egos. Laurence Green has crafted a brilliant and perceptive animated documentary in his [Alter Egos]. His subjects are animator and 1969 Oscar nominee Ryan Larkin and prodigy Chris Landreth, himself an Oscar nominee. ... Ryan Larkin was one of the world's most celebrated ... Read more
A humourous fish-out-of-water story of hope, determination and a side of fries. ... Palestinian single mother Muna and her teenage son Fadi decide to escape the daily grind of checkpoints and tension in Palestine and move to the US, exchanging the military-occupied West Bank for the fast-food ... Read more
A Christmas tale about a tramp who finds a magic box in a garbage can. ... Read more
The film itself is a synopsis, but the subject is not defined. The author does not know whether it is a dream made into a film, or a film made into a dream. ... Special Mention, Montreal Festival; Chris Award, Columbus Festival; Honourable Mention, vancouver Festival; Best Experimental Film ... Read more
An international anthology of animators the film s 22 segments (each approximately 15 seconds) are drawn by 22 different animators of nine different nationalities. ... Read more
Animal Tracks is about the relationships humans have with animals: how we look after them, how we treat them, the way we adopt or dispose of them, and our ongoing fascination with animals. ... It takes us on a ride, 'tracking' slowly past cages, enclosures, paddocks and displays. We are the ... Read more
Anne Trister is a 25 year old Jewish art student who, after the death of her father, abandons Switzerland, her mother and her lover for a new life in Montreal. ... She moves in with a Jewish emigre friend, Alex, and begins to recreate a fresh environment, but she is so pained by her father's death ... Read more
War can't be waged without combat troops. The method of transforming ordinary young men into soldiers is called "Basic Training". At Parns Island Marine Training Depot in South Carolina 18-year-olds are subjected to brutal but precisely calculated' ... regimen. At the end of it, these young men ... Read more
The ritual of eating is dissected and examined from the point of view of childhood memory. A plate of spaghetti is transformed into an anthropomorphic entity and the family gathered for dinner becomes a psychological battleground. - (SC) ... Read more
Ostensibly tracing the steps of an amateur anthropologist Ray Bud as he takes us back to the site of his boyhood triumph - the finding of mastodon bones in the local park - Arrowhead is a mocking mockumentary, an adolescent's war against anonymity, and a pathetic but ultimately admirable attempt to ... Read more
Artist on Fire is a portrait, first and foremost, of the artist at work For her documentary on renowned Canadian artist, Joyce Weiland, Armatage isn't content to follow the conventional, show-and-tell rules of art documentaries. ... In relation to this artistic process, analysis is placed in its ... Read more
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