Celebrate Cinema... 100 Years of Cinema
A collection of four titles celebrating the hundreth anniversary of cinema. The Lost Garden: The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blaché: Alice Guy-Blaché was a filmmaker who began making films at the end of the last century, when cinema was still a newborn. After directing, producing and/or writing more than 700 films, she slipped into oblivion. The Lost Garden rescues the story of one of cinema's most fearless pioneers (52 min. 53 sec.). Dreamland: A History of Early Canadian Movies 1895-1939: The early days of Canadian cinema are pieced together from available footage to form an absorbing account of what went on the screens of the nation in those times, and of the people who influenced the fledgling industry (85 min. 50 sec.). Buster Keaton Rides Again: This film shows how Buster Keaton made the Canadian travel film, The Railrodder. Between takes, the comedian regales the film crew with anecdotes of a lifetime in show business punctuated with excerpts from his silent slapstick films (55 min. 25 sec.). Mon oncle Antoine: In a village in the asbestos mining area of Quebec in the early 1940s, the general store was the crossroads of life, a place where a boy could learn all he needed for the way ahead--especially when his uncle was the storekeeper, and also the undertaker, and the nephew often called upon to lend a hand. This coming-of-age film recalls such a time (110 min. 20 sec.).
1996, 304 min 28 s
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