Tuesday, May 22, 7:45 pm
The Artesian on 13th
(minors accompanied by adult) (Short films, PG) 45 minutes
Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative presents Fun Films & Festival Favorites: tiny films mightier than their length, curated by long-time Filmpool member Shawn Bauche:
“Each of these films is bursting at the seams, spilling energetically beyond their short time-frame…Tonight you will see the rock and roll lamentations of a ten year old boy, and a woman disillusioned at her six year old self. A collection of strong First Nations men and women found in the archives of the NFB, and a lovers’ spat (maybe?) over a radio station. We’ll see animation that makes us feel a little icky and hear some of the best First Nations pick-up lines. We’ll see the misadventures of a loveable puppet Sasquatch and, *AND*, we will see zombies set upon small town Saskatchewan, in Doomed, one of my favourite films by Lowell Dean (Writer/Director of WolfCop).”
Walter Dir: Curtis L Wiebe 2016 4.5 minutes – The Christmas misadventures of tiny Sasquatch extraordinaire, Walter!
Doomed Dir: Lowell Dean 2010 14 minutes – A typical summer day in small town Saskatchewan – there are lovers going for a stroll, kids playing soccer, and zombies. Lots of flesh eating zombies.
Mobilize Dir: Caroline Monnet 2015 3 mins NFB – crafted entirely out of NFB archival footage by Caroline Monnet, an Algonquin and French contemporary artist and filmmaker, this breathtaking film takes us on a journey from the Far North to the urban south, and captures the perpetual negotiation between the traditional and the modern by a people moving ever forward.
Rock Pockets Dir. Trevor Anderson, 2007 6 min – A sugar rush of sex, politics, and rock ‘n’ roll, as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy at the fair.
Biology Made Un-easy Dir: James Braithwaite 2007 1 min NFB – a close look at the microscopic world that surrounds us. Within each basic human interaction there is something strange festering under the surface, and we just need a good magnifying glass and a strong stomach to see it.
Sweet Childhood Dir: Zviane 2017 3 minutes NFB – While packing up before a move, cartoonist Zviane comes across an old audiocassette that plunges her back into her childhood fantasies and perceptions of the world.
Snaglines Dir: Howard Adler 2017 5 mins – “Snagging” is slang for hooking up in this Ottawa area community. Anishinaabe film maker Adler asks “What’s your best snagline?”
AM/FM Co-Laboratory Dir: Morgan Wise 2014 5 min – A romantic afternoon car ride turns into a surprising physical contest when a young couple has to choose between two competing radio stations.