Homegrown shorts slate

Rating: NNNNNVIDEO VAUDEVILLE collects a whole welter of short films and tapes for the Bloor Cinema's monthly series. Wednesday .


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VIDEO VAUDEVILLE collects a whole welter of short films and tapes for the Bloor Cinema’s monthly series. Wednesday night’s all-Canadian program was selected by Scott McLaren, the fertile mind behind the On The Fly festival of videos-in-a-hurry. Many of the night’s works showed at Winnipeg’s Local Heroes festival, so there’s a strong dose of Canuck irony. Gary Burns (Kitchen Party, The Suburbanators) contributes Fuck Coke, which offers a way to fight corporate branding with only a shoelace and a healthy appetite. But some of the best pieces in the program find a stronger punch through sincerity. Rick Palidor’s Cal marries a reeling celtic song with the changing landscape of a baby’s face. And in Mommy, There’s A Monster In My Bed, directors Martine Fortin and Guy Bounneau paint an absolutely masterful portrait of a young girl’s inner life. It’s a picture of desire and disgust in the bosom of one family. NNNN (Bloor, June 28)

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