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Plastic Paper: Helen Hill's THE FLORESTINE COLLECTION and DIY shorts

05/05/2011 (19:00 - 20:10)

tl_files/media/images/Plastic Paper/Florestine collection.jpgTHE FLORESTINE COLLECTION + DIY shorts
Helen Hill + Paul Galiunas | USA 2010 | 31min. (total program running time 70min +/-)

Thursday May 5 - 7:00pm
Park Theatre
Admission $7

Experimental animator Helen Hill found more than 100 handmade dresses in a trash pile on one Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. She set out to make a film about the dressmaker, an African-American seamstress who had recently passed away. The dresses and much of the film footage were later flood-damaged by Hurricane Katrina while Helen was still working on the film. Helen was murdered in a home invasion in New Orleans in 2007. Her husband Paul Gailiunas has completed the film, which includes Helen's original silhouette, cut-out, and puppet animation, as well as flood-damaged and restored home movies.


This mid-length film will be accompanied by DIY shorts from Winnipeg and beyond, including Kandis Friesen’s Trade (Canada 2010), David Jones’ Wild Blood (USA 2009), Edwin Roston’s Of Unknown Origin (UK 2010),  Emily Baxter's Light (Canada, 2010), Patrick Jenkin's Amoeba (Canada 2010),  Cami Lee's City of Tomorrow (Taiwan 2010), Brandon Blommaert's Black Moon (Canada 2010) and Emily Pelstring's Manskin Pants (Canada 2011).

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