Short Film Festival, A*

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Short Film Festival, A*

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- vhs
  • A whimsical collection of seven animated films. The Log Driver's Waltz (3 min) is a short tribute to the stalwart champions of the log drive and their abilities on the dance floor, with music by folk singers Kate and Anna McGarrigle; Hot Stuff (9 min) humorously traces humankinds carelessness with fire, from its discovery to the present day; Getting Started (12 min) pandemonium breaks loose when our hero finally sits down to play the piano after a series of procrastinations; Blowhard (10 min), in this parable on energy conservation, J.B. Edwards creates a fuel company called Consolidated Dragons but a solution has to be found when the dragon supply dries up; The Family That Dwelt Apart (8 min) tells the amusing story of what happens when a family of fisherfolk living happily as the sole inhabitants of a small island undergo rescue attempts; Lady Fishbourne's Complete Guide to Better Table Manners (9 min ) shows what not to do at the dinner table ; Street Musique (9 min) a visual improvisation on music performed by a popular group presented as sidewalk entertainers. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Art, Canadian Studies, Motion Pictures: Animation)