The ongoing "Independent Visions" program that FIlmpool/RPL/UofR-Film has been hosting has been really great. However, the event this week, "Prairie Tales 16" was admittedly disappointing. While it did feature a few great works, in particular a Don Best film with great textures and rhythm and a very funny film by Trevor Anderson with Joe Flaherty revisiting his Count Floyd character. Overshadowing the program was the poorly chosen piece on Edmonton recycling, narrated by a bag of garbage. This may have been aimed at grade school kids but even in that context, it was really painful and embarrassing. It was 20 minutes long but felt much, much longer.
|Mike Rollo introducing films|