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GET ANIMATED: NFB NEW RELEASES

FRI, OCT 28 / 7 pm
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Discover latest works by award-winning filmmakers – including Oscar®-winner Chris Landreth and two-time Oscar®-nominated Cordell Barker.

Vive La Rose, directed by Bruce Alcock

Vive la Rose is Bruce Alcock’s latest film (At the Quinte Hotel and Wrong Message Phone Number). The animation Vive la Rose is the tragic love story of a fisherman and his beloved, inspired by a traditional Newfoundland song performed by Émile Benoit. The technique use in the film is stop motion and paint animation shot outdoors. “I love the way animation combines careful, laborious thought transforming into incredibly quick gestural movement when it’s projected” – Bruce Alcock

The Spine, directed by Chris Landreth

For The Spine, director and scriptwriter Chris Landreth joins forces again with producers Steve Hoban (Copperheart Animation), Mark Smith (Copperheart Animation) and Marcy Page (National Film Board of Canada), who had collaborated with him to make Ryan (2004) – Oscar winner for best animated short. Entirely computer animated, The Spine is a bold film whose dazzling artistic style pushes the limits of animated film. The Spine uses uniquely bizarre but strangely believable imagery, to tell the story of an ordinary married couple whose lives are in turn tragic, absurd and beautiful. The Spine was produced by the National Film Board of Canada in association with Copperheart Animation and C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, with the creative participation of Autodesk Canada CO. and Seneca College School of Communication Arts.

Peggy Baker Four Phrases, directed by Howie Shia

Built around a selection of intimate interview excerpts, this short travels through a variety of animation techniques to celebrate a dancer’s work and legacy.

Spare Change, directed by Laurie Gordon

Based on Recent Inspirations about life as an Astral Pan-handler.

How People Got Fire, directed by Daniel Janke

How People Got Fire centres on Grandma Kay (based on elder Kitty Smith) and the connection she forges with the village children through the oral tradition of their culture. Twelve-year-old Tish is one of those children – an introspective, talented girl who feels particularly drawn to Grandma Kay’s kitchen. Here, past and present blend, myth and reality meet, and the metaphor of fire infuses all in a location that lies at the heart of the community’s spiritual and cultural memory.

Land of the Heads, directed by Claude Barras & Cédric Louis

A vampire is forced go out every night to separate children from their heads. The reason? His vain wife wants to replace her wrinkled head with one that is young and pretty. How awful! Especially since the lady of the house is never satisfied and the heads keep piling up on the floor. How will our reluctant vampire ever stop this vicious cycle? In a new take on the horror film classics, directors Cédric Louis and Claude Barras create a tale at once macabre and funny. It recalls the bizarre worlds and expressionist landscapes so characteristic of Tim Burton. A feast for the eyes and a treat for the mind!

The Man Who Slept, directed by Inès Sedan

Sofia’s husband sleeps all the time. The living, busy world outside calls to her, but she’s stuck in her apartment with her husband’s snores. How can she free herself…?

Robes of War, directed by Michèle Cournoyer

War has got inside a woman’s very being. Inside her head the soldiers march out, trampling down everything in their path. Like a grieving Madonna, she weeps for son and brother. From her pain and the blood of men killed in battle, an army of women springs up, a powerful column inspired by faith and rebellion. The thirst for justice becomes a thirst for revenge. The woman’s body is a weapon, her robes her armour. She who once gave life will deal out death.

Runaway, directed by Cordell Barker

Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the unknown fate that awaits them around the bend. The ensuing crisis leads to a class struggle that is as amusing as it is merciless. Naturally there are victims, but in the end everyone is equal.

GET ANIMATED!

70 years, 70 Oscar® nominations: It’s in a festive spirit that the National Film Board of Canada presents the third edition of Get Animated!, a series of free screenings and activities marking World Animation Day. Watch the NFB’s latest animated films on the big screen, attend special presentations with Oscar®-winner Chris Landreth (Ryan) and twice Oscar®-nominated Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back)… and enjoy a host of other activities! Don’t miss the NFB’s online film festival programmed exclusively for Get Animated!
For more info, visit nfb.ca/getanimated

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