Prairie Tales 12 has finally been assembled and will officially begin distribution this Friday at the Sled Island Film Festival in Calgary. The seventy-five minute program of animated, live action and experimental shorts screens at the Plaza Theatre at 7:00 pm June 25, 2010. Metro Cinema and the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, with the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, are proud to present this year's anthology featuring the following fourteen works:
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Calgary 2010, 4:00, Dir: Caitlind r.c. Brown
An experimental work described as a frustrated love story about astronauts and rocket ships, spaces between people and the human desire for closeness.
Escape from Death Planet
Edmonton 2009, 7:00, Dir: James Cadden
Three research facility workers are left behind on a distant planet that’s been evacuated after an attack by never before seen life forms.
Tales from the Heart
Banff 2009, 2:57, Dir: Tyler Jordan, Saki Murotani, Price Morgan, Afshin Vahabzadeh
An animated fantasia taking the human heart as its theme offers a wild ride through the body, the gutter and the cosmos.
Tar Sand Pudding
Calgary 2010, 4:56, Dir: Xstine Cook
Three kids take on Alberta’s oil sands and create a holy mess of their own, complete with oil-drowned ducks, in this send-up of a cooking show.
A Dozen Ways
Calgary 2009, 5:06, Dir: Andrea D. Mann
A change of circumstances prompts a sweet and quirky young woman to abandon previous assumptions and embrace a more free and creative way of life.
Water Under the Bridge
Calgary 2009, 13:15, Dir: T.J. Lynch
A man scatters his father’s ashes from an old iron bridge and must confront tragic memories from thirty years before.
Calgary 2009, 1:00 Dir: Greg Doble
A man detached from reality seeks reconnection through a morning ritual at his local cafe.
Calgary 2009, 6:46, Dir: Kyle Whitehead
An experimental rhapsody in Super 8 celebrating film as an artistic medium.
Edmonton 2009, 5:00, Dir: Trevor Anderson
The filmmaker examines an early motivation for becoming an artist in a piece that is shot entirely on an iPhone.
Glimpses of Injustice: The Annual Olive Harvest in Palestine
Onoway 2009, 7:57, Dir: Sheryle Carlson
A documentary about Palestinian farmers’ struggle to access their lands during the annual olive harvest.
Intergalactic Who's Who: The El Huge-O Maximus
Calgary 2010, 1:30, Dir: Kevin D.A. Kurytnik & Carol Beecher
An animated spoof about a strange creature that grows to giant proportions on its distant and dangerous, native planet.
Calgary 2009, 8:25, Dir: Lyle Pisio
A wistful stop motion animation piece about loneliness and lost chances.
Calgary 2008, 5:00, Dir: Ian Day
A group of money-launderers prepare themselves for their first attempt at a really big heist.
Would you believe it’s the end of the world, Kenneth?
Calgary 2009, 0:50, Dir: Jason Mosher
One night, the world just…ends.