Sunday, April 8, 8 pm-10 pm
The Big Finish
Are you Norma?
Angela Edmunds, Saskatchewan, Canada, 3 min 8 sec
Are you Norma? Is an experimental animation that explores fashion restrictions placed on the female body.
David Elver, Ontario, Canada, 18 min
On the night of the biggest lottery drawing in Canadian history, seven lucky ticket holders find out who wins, who loses – and who really comes out ahead of the game.
Mimes of the Prairie
John Hansen, USA, 5 min.
A Ken Burns style mockumentary telling the struggle of a proud people overcoming adversity. (RR)
A Shift in Perception
Dan Monceaux, Australia, 16 min
An experimental, humanistic and informal examination of living with blindness. Conversations with three South Australian women illustrated on film. Animation, time lapse photography and many other methods of abstraction invite the viewer to celebrate the beauty of the women's unique perspectives. Described by Realtime OnScreen magazine as ‘a visual treat’.
You Love Chinese Food
Amanda Fauteaux, New Brunswick, Canada, 1 min 10 sec
You Love Chinese Food” follows the story of a young couple about to be married through all the scary cats, rocket ships, wrestling matches and the real reason they are still friends. This video was made while visiting Dawson City in June 2006.
Al Foster, CBC, YT, Canada, 5 min
Pierre Berton? Small potatoes!! Robert Service? He was…. ok!!
Forget everything you thought you knew about native Dawsonites who have gone on to garner artistic accomplishment and the fame that comes with it. Arguably, Dawson City’s most famous son and perhaps Canada’s most accomplished actor is a man by the name of VICTOR JORY. The scary thing is, few people in Canada let alone Dawson City know this man is a native son. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Victor Jory’s death. The time has come to reclaim him as a great Yukoner and Canadian.
Victor Jory was a true Hollywood star of screen, television and radio. He played significant roles in 160 films including Gone With the Wind, Catwomen of the Moon and Bonanza to name just a few. A professor of theatre from UCLA proclaimed him and Bela Legosi as the two last great character actors in Hollywood.
The time has come to reclaim him as a Dawsonite. Mayor John Steins along with a CBC crew traversed to Hollywood to meet Victor Jory's namesake and grandson to recconnect the family with their famous grandfather's place of birth. A mini-documentary has been produced for The National describing that journey.
Cereal Thriller (World Premiere)
David McDonald, Canada, 47mins
In 1955, North American children embarked on an unprecedented feeding frenzy. Free, inside boxes of Quaker prepared cereals were deeds to 21 million tiny lots of land in the fabled Yukon where North America’s favourite Mountie, Sergeant Preston, always got his man. Cereal Thriller traces the bizarre, half-century-long saga of the Klondike Big Inch Land Co. to discover the fate of what was once the largest subdivision on the planet. (Not in competition)