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9 films in package
Jaan Poldaas: New Work
Jaan Poldaas: New Work explores the artistic career and methodology of an important yet forgotten Toronto artist as he emerges from retirement to complete his most important work to date.
Clothing
The story of a young woman’s daily life and her relationship to clothing throughout the seasons. A touching ode to the microscopic beauty that surrounds us, where the clothing we wear becomes the protagonist of our memories and mementos.
La Toccata
La Toccata is a five-minute magic realism film exploring our obsession with youth and beauty.
Eadem cutis: the same skin
“I just want to be seen as who I am today!” John shares his thoughts on identity, body, and gender and gives a very personal insight into his life—and an intimate proximity to his body.
Kanockatonanok (Crossing Paths)
Made entirely of photographs, Kanockatonanok is an impressionist night journey through the Atikamekw village of Opitciwan.
Stump the Guesser
He works at the fairground as "Stump the Guesser", who can guess anything for a fee. But suddenly his tricks stop working. And then he unwittingly falls in love with his sister whom he believed to be lost.
Recoding Art
What do you get when a digital media researcher and a visual artist meet? A powerful amalgam of seven AI platforms, expressly married to interpret one of the world’s preeminent modern art collections—the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands. The results are revealing. Techno-capitalism is not an art aficionado.
Invasion
Invasion documents the Unist’ot’en camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and larger Wet’suwet’en First Nation as they stand up to the Canadian government and corporations behind the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
Post Film Q&A Shorts Program #3


Film Description: La Toccata is a five-minute magic realism film exploring our obsession with youth and beauty. A boy is drawn to the sea by a siren and gets more than he bargained for! An

image of shifting colour in water birthed this short film, La Toccata meaning the touched in Italian and shot on location in bella Sicilia.


Director Biography: Recipient of City of Hamilton 2020 Arts Innovation Award and 2016 Theatre Award, animal fanatic Radha S. Menon began performing in British theatre and television in her youth. Her plays have been produced for many theatre festivals in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. Menon is an activist, arts educator, founder and Artistic Director of Red Betty Theatre and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Guelph. Her plays include BlackberrySita's Revenge (a devised, feminist, theatrical adaptation of entrenched, sacred Sanskrit literature, Ramayana), Welcome to my Underworld (RARE & Soulpepper Theatres), Ganga's Ganja, Rukmini's Gold (Toronto Fringe New Play Contest 2015 winner, Hamilton Fringe Critics Choice Award 2015 & 2020 Sanhita Manch National Playwriting Contest), Rise of the Prickly Pear, The Circus & The Washing Machine. In addition, Menon is a filmmaker, general reveler and production designer for art house films, including Nayan & The Evil Eye, which garnered many awards including the Design Award – Here Be Dragons Int. Film Festival 2015. Finalist for Cayle Chernin Media Award 2019, Menon is currently in post production with short magic realism film, The Sail Tree.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    World
  • Rating
    14A
  • Director
    Radha S. Menon