January 15, 2020
Plot: Ten animated short films from the National Film Board of Canada.
Main Cast: Various
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Short
The Romance of Transportation in Canada (1952) - A humourous survey of the history of the development of transportation technology in Canada.
A Chairy Tale (1957) - An ordinary-looking chair refuses to be sat upon.
The Drag (1966) - The film offers a comical look at dangers of addiction and the difficulties of quitting through the story of a chain smoker.
Pas de Deux (1968) - Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.
Walking (1968) - A cinematic portrait of people walking in their individual ways.
The Family that Dwelt Apart (1973) - About the misadventures of a family of seven who live in happy isolation on a small island in Barnetuck Bay, until word gets out that they are in distress.
The Street (1976) - A Jewish family in Montreal care for a dying grandmother, while the young boy is impatient to get the room he was promised as soon as she kicks the bucket.
George and Rosemary (1987) - An old shy man works up the gumption to meet a woman whom he has a crush on.
Strings (1992) - Explores the distant relationship between an elderly amateur musician, the woman who lives in the apartment above him and the leaky bathtub that is bothering them both.
Bob’s Birthday (1994) - When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his mood. [1995 - Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film (Alison Snowden and David Fine)]