Saturday, March 22
Games People Play
Fish But No Cigar
Tara White and Lyn Eliot,
An animated movie about a woman with bigger fish to fry.
Madi Pillar, Manitoba, Canada,
A symbolic bull fight expresses a poetic sadness at the brutality of our
times and the omnipresence of violence as spectacle.
Kelly Saxberg, Ontario, 31m
Reserve life, family problems and the death of a close friend push Kaitlyn,
a young Anishinawbe woman, into a deep depression. Following a suicide
attempt and a lengthy hospital stay in a strange city, she is encouraged
by her psychiatrist to participate in group therapy with three other Anishinawbe
youth. However, a series of events and losses continue to make Kaitlyn's
recovery uncertain. It's not until she almost loses one of her new close
friends, that she begins to see clearly how precious life is.
Yellow Sticky Notes
Jeff Chiba Stearns, British
Columbia, Canada, 6m
2300 drawing on 4x6 yellow sticky notes. A small internal reflection on
one’s rule as an artist manifests itself into a discussion about
major political and environmental crises.
If I see Randy again do you want me
to hit him with the axe?
Vivieno Caldinelli, Ontario,
A crusty and crafty lumberjack abuses the power he has over his bumbling
colleagues when he insists upon meeting quota in an extremely dodgy manner.
I Have Seen The Future
Cam Christiansen, Saskatchewan,
While playing a casual summer game of tennis in Calgary South, a father
and son are relentlessly antagonized by three young troublemakers. Kris
Demeanor’s witty lyrics combine with Christiansen’s innovative
stop-motion animation to create an utterly charming lament about today’s
youth. (Canada’s Top 10)
Loucos de Futebol (Beyond Soccer)
Halder Gomes, Brazil, 22m
Loucos de Futebol shows the passion of Brazilians for football. As well,
it reveals that the most popular sport on earth is much more than a thing
Michael Langan, USA, 6m 10s
An exploration of the relationship between the terrestrial and the celestial
via singing tennis ball. (OIAF)
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