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These nine animated films are the products of unique views of people and life. They range from evocative caricatures of people in motion to surreal interpretations of classical myths. Titles include: Walking: An artist's observation of the way people walk (5 min. 6 sec.); Pandora: A surrealistic retelling of the old myth in the form of a dream fantasy with no real parallel to Pandora; replete with striking symbols where everything is larger than life (5 min. 29 sec.); Syrinx: The myth of the nymph who found refuge in the river reeds when pursued by the goat-god Pan (2 min. 54 sec.); The Half-masted Schooner: A film combining a tuneful ballad with an equally engaging kaleidoscope of pictures, cheering and amusing to the eye (6 min. 31 sec.); Listen, You'll See...: An illustration of how closely eye and ear are linked, and how one acts on the other (6 min. 4 sec.); Zea: A superb visual trick that will mystify its audience transforms popping popcorn into magic (5 min. 17 sec.); Angel: A girl, a young man and a dog try to fly with wings more symbolic than practical (6 min. 54 sec.); Cat's Cradle: Some Gothic characters--witches, cloaked riders, and the like--star in a fable about the hungry natural world (10 min. 18 sec.); and Twice upon a Time: The citizens of Stereoville have to double up in their efforts to deal with the two languages in their community in this satirical look at the issue of bilingualism in Canada (10 min. 49 sec.).

1987, 58 min 23 s

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