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Plastic Paper: Bruce Bickford's CAS'L with live score by MAHOGANY FROG

08/05/2010

tl_files/media/images/Plastic Paper/casl.jpgClosing Night:
AN EVENING OF EXPANDED CINEMA
featuring the Premiere of
Bruce Bickford's CAS'L
with live score by MAHOGANY FROG

Saturday May 8th-10:00pm
Park Theatre - 698 Osborne
Admission $12

ONLINE TICKETS ARE NIW SUSPENDED. THERE ARE STILL TICKETS AT THE DOOR!


Legendary animator Bruce Bickford is an underground artist whose work has influenced generations of animators around the world. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with musician Frank Zappa in the 1970s (Baby Snakes) and as the subject of Brett Ingram’s 2004 documentary Monster Road. PLASTIC PAPER is pleased to present the Winnipeg premiere of Bickford’s Cas’l – a surreal 45-minute stop-motion clay animated film that is screening as a work in progress (it has been in production since 1990). Finding a linear plot in Bickford’s work is at times difficult, but in the simplest terms, Cas’l is a maelstrom of anxiety: disembodied heads morph into milkshakes and hamburgers while a war rages inside a discothequein the forest. As the film has no sound, it will be accompanied by a live score composed specifically for this screening by progressive psych band Mahogany Frog.

plays with the short pieces:

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BLACK CHALK
Irene Bindi | Canada 2010 | 15min.

This hand-painted 16mm film was produced by applying black ink to a section of b&w instructional film from the 60s. (Uniformed students sit around a table receiving instruction from their teacher. Another group look toward an offscreen image from an overhead projector.) With live accompaniment provided by Deaf Squab - a family noise band that uses homemade string instruments, electronics, and a hand-made horn speaker system.

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SONTAINEN
Doreen Girard | Canada 2010 | 15min.

Animation through a hand-designed multi-frame slide projector, using focus pulls to “flip” through the images. A portrayal of a Finn named Tom Sukanen who, during the Great Depression in Saskatchewan, built a ship called the Sontiainen in order to return to his homeland. Instead, Sukanen’s efforts only landed him in a mental institution. Winnipeg’s musical femme fatale Slattern will be performing a live score consisting of music composed specifically for this performance.

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