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Full Program for April 13 Screening

Spring is here (maybe) and we’ve got a great lineup of (mostly) funny films to brighten your April. We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday April 13th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from ANIME

ANIME

Dir: Arnaud Brisebois
Canada – 2016

We showed Arnaud Brisebois’ first short film Trotteur way back in April 2012, so it’s a pleasure to welcome him back in 2017. Anime follows two young people through a post-apocalyptic cityscape as they scavenge for food and shelter. Brisebois’ sense of visual style is stronger than ever.

Duration: 12:00


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THE COMMITTEE

Dirs: Gunhild Enger and Jenni Toivoniemi
Norway/Finland/Sweden – 2016

Three delegates from Sweden, Norway and Finland are gathered in Lapland to decide on an art piece, which is to be placed where the three borders meet geographically. But the committee is in for a surprise.

  • Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

Duration: 14:00


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SECOND TO NONE – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Vincent Gallagher
Ireland – 2016

Frederick Butterfield is tired of always being runner up. When he becomes the world’s second oldest person, he hatches a plan to claim first place.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


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TEN METER TOWER (HOPPTORNET)

Dirs: Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck
Sweden – 2016

A ten meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 16:00


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AUDIBLE STATIC

Dir: Sai Selvarajan
USA – 2016

Thaddeus is a teenager in love. Love comes with panic. Silence. Racing thoughts, but no words. Just, audible static. In the last days of analogue, Thaddeus finds a way to cheat the system.

Duration: 11:00


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3-WAY (NOT CALLING)

Dir: Molly McGlynn
Canada – 2016

A couple decide to spice up their sex life with a threesome. Now where can they find the willing third?

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 11:00


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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X

Dir: Gabriel Abrantes
France/Portugal/UK – 2016

A supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s infamous “Princess X,” a futuristic bronze phallus that is actually a bust portrait of Napoleon’s equally infamous great grand niece, Marie Bonaparte.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


It just might be shorts weather again, so we’ll show you ours if you’ll show us yours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for April 11 Screening

It’s time to announce the full program for our screening on Thursday April 11, 2013. We have scoured the world to bring you this selection of excellent short films from Canada, Sweden, Spain, Iceland, the UK, and the US. If you like what you see, why not save some money and get your advance tickets now?


Still from Typesetter Blues

TYPESETTER BLUES

Dir: Hector Herrera (Director will be in attendance for a Q&A)
Canada – 2012

Beastly Bards is a collection of animated shorts featuring loveable monsters. Each short is a distinct piece, written in rhyming verse and inspired by the poetic styles of Edward Lear, Shel Silverstein and Robert Service. The animation features clean lines with a textural mixed-media approach and incorporates a classic mid-century modern esthetic. The shorts are narrated by some of the best voices of the Canadian stage and screen: Gordon Pinsent, Jayne Eastwood, and Kenneth Welsh.

Typesetter Blues is the first “chapter” of Beastly Bards and debuted at TAAFI 2012. Set in a printshop, it is familiar story of heartbreak on the job, with a humorous spin. Narrated by Gordon Pinsent.

  • Official Selection – Toronto Animation Arts Festival International
  • Finalist – Adobe Design Achievement Awards (Animation)

Duration: 3:00


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HALF-A-PANTALOON

Dir: Hector Herrera (Director will be in attendance for a Q&A)
Canada – 2012

Half-A-Pantaloon is the second “chapter” of Beastly Bards. In the style of a public service announcement, it warns the viewer of the perils of wearing shorts in professional situations. Even charming monsters can’t get away with sartorial blunders. Narrated by Jayne Eastwood.

Duration: 5:00


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VOICE OVER

Dir: Martin Rosete
Spain – 2012

I-will-not-tell-you-whose voice leads us through three extreme situations that are actually the same… Will you survive?

From Luis Berdejo, the writer of REC and REC 3: Genesis comes this ten minute epic, which has screened at more than 80 film festivals around the world and picked up more than 30 awards.

  • Best of the Fest – New York City Shorts Festival
  • Audience Award – Couch Fest

Duration: 10:00


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FRIEND OF FLIES

Dir: Emil Gustafsson Ryderup
Sweden – 2011

For want of friends, a little boy seeks fellowship among flies. Once he has gained their confidence, he finds himself in possession of endless power. But the power is not the solution to everything, and how is a child to master such responsibility? Using only three colours, black, white and red, Friend of Flies deploys a striking visual aesthetic to tell a melancholy tale about the loneliness of childhood.

  • Official Selection – Fantasia Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Chicago International Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


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LAS PALMAS – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Johannes Nyholm
Sweden – 2011

A middle-aged lady on a holiday in the sun tries to make new friends and have a good time. The role is played by a one year old girl (the director’s daugher Helmi), the rest of the cast are marionette puppets.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


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DRAGON BABY

Dir: Patrick Boivin
Canada – 2012

In this Kill Bill-inspired short short, the filmmaker’s son Romeo takes on a stuffed dragon with some awesome kung-fu moves. This has been viewed more than 26 million times online, but don’t go looking for it yet. You want the big screen experience!

Duration: 1:00


Still from Belly

BELLY

Dir: Julia Pott
UK – 2011

I can feel you in my Belly.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – South by Southwest Film Festival
  • Official Selection – AFI Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Worldwide Short Film Festival
  • Canal+ Award – Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Duration: 8:00


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THE PIRATE OF LOVE

Dir: Sara Gunnarsdóttir
Iceland – 2012

Daniel C, a truck driver, records an entire CD of ballads for Sherry. Can his music conquer his loneliness?

  • Official Selection – New Directors/New Films
  • Official Selection – AFI Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Telluride Film Festival

Duration: 10:00


Still from Penny Dreadful

PENNY DREADFUL

Dir: Shane Atkinson
USA – 2012

The story of a kidnapping gone horribly wrong.

  • Audience Award – Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Duration: 17:00


This will also be the first screening where we award one of our filmmakers with a $100 prize. Be there to have your vote count! Buy your tickets now!

Poster and First Films for April 11

April 2013 Screening Poster (Design by Alex Kittle)

Here it is, folks! The first of our specially designed posters. This one, announcing our April 11, 2013 screening, was designed by film writer Alex Kittle (she’s @filmforager on Twitter). In addition to writing about film, she also makes excellent movie posters which she sells on Etsy. Rumour has it that she might be selling a limited edition run of this poster, too, so don’t miss it!

In addition to confirming that our next screening will be held on Thursday April 11th at 7pm at the Carlton, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at a few of the films that we’ll be showing too. And just so you know, tickets are already on sale! Get yours!

Still from Friend of Flies

Friend of Flies (Sweden, 2011, Director: Emil Gustafsson Ryderup, 13 minutes)

For want of friends, a little boy seeks fellowship among flies. Once he has gained their confidence, he finds himself in possession of endless power. But the power is not the solution to everything, and how is a child to master such responsibility? Using only three colours, black, white and red, Friend of Flies deploys a striking visual aesthetic to tell a melancholy tale about the loneliness of childhood.

Still from Voice Over

Voice Over (Spain, 2012, Director: Martin Rosete, 10 minutes)

I will not tell you whose voice over leads us through three extreme situations that are actually the same. Will you survive?

Still from Typesetter Blues

Typesetter Blues (Canada, 2012, Director: Hector Herrera, 3 minutes)

Typesetter Blues is a 3-minute animated short starring a likeable monster named Harold. In this melancholy love story, Harold falls for a new coworker, who unfortunately falls harder for someone else. Voiced by Canadian legend Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her, Pillars Of The Earth) Typesetter Blues is written in the nonsense poetry tradition of Edward Lear and Shel Silverstein.

We have lots more in store for this screening, which we’ll be revealing in the weeks to come. I hope you will join us!