Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Domestic Arrivals: Canadian Film at Museum London

Last Thursday of the Month
Films begin at 7:30 pm
Admission is $10

Museum London continues to bring you the latest in Canadian film. As part of our mandate to support Canadian art and culture, we are pleased to announce that our partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival's Film Circuit was so successful last year that we will continue to screen the best films made in Canada from 2009.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Clip from Human Remains by Jay Rosenblatt (1998)

Human Remains is a haunting documentary which illustrates the banality of evil by creating intimate portraits of five of this century’s most reviled dictators. The film unveils the personal lives of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco and Mao Tse Tung. We learn the private and mundane details of their everyday lives -- their favorite foods, films, habits and sexual preferences. There is no mention of their public lives or of their place in history. The intentional omission of the horrors for which these men were responsible hovers over the film.

Human Remains addresses this horror from a completely different angle. Irony and even occasional humor are sprinkled throughout the documentary. This darkly poetic film is based entirely on fact, creatively combining direct quotes and biographical research. Though based on historical figures, Human Remains is contemporary in its implications and ultimately invites the viewer to confront the nature of evil.

Trailer for Bubble by Steven Soderbergh (2005)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nobody Waved Good-bye by Don Owen (1964)

This award-winning feature-length drama from the 1960s tells the story of a teenage boy who rebels against his parents' middle-class goals and conventions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Everybody is writing screenplays...

"Everybody is writing screenplays, from the waiter at your favorite bar or restaurant to the limo driver, the doctor, the lawyer, or the barista serving up the White Chocolate Dream Latte at the local Coffee Bean. Last year, more than seventy-five thousand screenplays were registered at the Writers Guild of America, West and East, and out of that number maybe four or five hundred scripts were actually produced."

Excerpt from Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field (2007)

Friday, January 1, 2010

SEBASTIAN'S VOODOO by Joaquin Baldwin

The National Film Board of Canada, in association with the Cannes Short Film Corner and partner YouTube, welcomes you to this NFB competition, now in its fifth year.

Director: Joaquin Baldwin
Running Time: 4'06
Country: U.S.A.
Category: Drama

A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.

Joaquin Baldwin is an Annie Award nominee director and animator from Paraguay. Living in Los Angeles, he is now finishing his MFA in animation at UCLA. He has received over 50 international awards for his animated films Sebastian's Voodoo and Papiroflexia, and also several grants including the Jack Kent Cooke full Graduate Scholarship in 2006.