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Paul

"A happy, sensitive film about a mentally-retarded child, and a school for the mentally retarded." [1968/69 film workshop description]

The Jones Farm

"The Jones Farm is a commune on Quadra Island, B.C. Goudie and cameramn Ron Orieux filmed the commune and the medieval fair in Mission for a CBC Weekend presentation." [1970/71 film workshop description]; Early listing in arrangement & description section of F-232 collection file, notes CBC, 12 Dec. 1971. Also held by SFU library's Media Resource Centre in 16mm format [http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/record=b2983369~S5a].

Metamorphosis 2

"An eerie film, the film maker’s first, about a young man trying to find himself. The film was made for a credit course." [1970/71 film workshop description]

Go

"Anti-war film alternating fast-paced Japanese game Go with black and white stills of war scenes." SFU Film Workshop Retrospective list]; "Combination of still in b&w and colour motion; best of his style." [Films by the S.F.U. Film Workshop, Wednesday, March 29, 1972, program annotation] According to early listing in arrangement & description section of F-232 collection file, "Go" and "Riot" elements go together (same year, same director, slight difference in length).

Chief Capilano Greets His Namesake at Dawn

"Empathy of another kind is the subject of [this film]. Based on a poem by Constance Lindsay Skinner, the eight-minute film follows Squamish sacred elder Andrew Natural through the woods and reflects visually his communion with his surroundings. Louis Miranda, another of the tribe’s sacred elders, has translated the Skinner poem into Squamish and his voice, reciting it in the Indian tongue, is the film’s only narration." [Michael Walsh, "Student film mood: Calmness supplants revolution," ca. 1973 article]; "(Filmmaker’s first 16mm film, shot in Colour reversal 7252 & 7241.) A cinematic interpretation of a poem by C.L. Skinner on Indian Chief Capilano with narration spoken in the Squamish language." [Spring Arts Festival, March 11-April 8, S.F.U. Film Workshop Productions 1973, program] Narrator, "Dr. Louis Miranda, born in 1892, was one of the foremost experts on Squamish culture and language. Miranda, a former Squamish chief, began his work with the Dutch ethnographer Aert Kuipers in creating a written language for the Squamish Nation. Miranda would receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from SFU in 1981 for that initiative." [http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/chronology1975.htm] First Nations-related material. Reference material section of F-232 collection file includes the following description for the film: "A cinematic interpretation of a poem by C.L. Skinner on Indian Chief Capilano with narration spoken in the Squamish language. " Narrator, Louis Skinner, of the Squamish Nation was one of the foremost experts on Squamish culture and language. He received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from SFU in 1981. (http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/chronology1975.htm)

Garden of Eden

"Mary Ann McKewan’s … brightly written satire shot in color in a botanical greenhouse at UBC. Skillfully photographed by Fred Easton, the movie leaves no doubt that its Eve (Valerie Ambrose) is properly undressed for the part, yet preserves her maidenly modesty for its full seven minutes." [Michael Walsh, "Student film mood: Calmness supplants revolution," ca. 1973 article]; "(Filmmaker’s first 16mm film, shot in 7241 colour reversal camera stock.) An irreverent look at ‘The Original Sin’." [Spring Arts Festival, March 11-April 8, S.F.U. Film Workshop Productions 1973, program]

Oasis in the Desert

"A documentary look at storefront fundamentalism on Vancouver’s skid road. Shot in black and white by Ronald Precious, [the film] is a five minute portrait of Melinda Thorne, a black Chicago missionary who ministers to the down and outs in our own city." [Michael Walsh, "Student film mood: Calmness supplants revolution," ca. 1973 article]; "(Filmmaker’s first 16mm documentary film, shot in Double-X and Plus-X Negative.) The film deals with the work of one woman – Malinda [sic?] Thorne and her efforts to relieve some of the loneliness and despair experienced by those living in Vancouver’s Skidrow." [Spring Arts Festival, March 11-April 8, S.F.U. Film Workshop Productions 1973, program]. Precious (director) continues to work in film: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695731/. He was also part of primary film crews during Greenpeace’s early days (1975-79): http://rexweyler.com/greenpeace/greenpeace-history/characters/.

After Friday

"Just how much can one man take?" [SFU 74/75 Film Workshop Showcase program]; "I can’t quite pinpoint why but this film felt stiff and nervous – part of it was some rather stilted acting from Richard Ouzounian – with lots of long pauses. There was some good photography. The opening scenes of the film were very effective – black and white still shots showing the brother as he is released from prison are interspersed with quick color cuts of the former inmate going into an arcade. There is also a fairly well paced chase scene, as an unknown gunman pursues a janitor via ancient elevators. The movie attempts to show the build up of fears which culminate in the madness and defeat of the inmate’s business man brother – but doesn’t quite succeed because of the inadequacy of the acting, trite dialogue and awkward scenes." [Handwritten notes (author unknown), 21 May 1975, in arrangement & description section of F-232 collection file]

Blizzard

"Generally I’m not too keen on amateur dramas in film this one makes it [sic]. The woman who plays the principle character is an excellent actress who is very sensitive to the entire mood of the film. It is set in mid winter in the interior of B.C. in an old farmhouse in mid winter [sic]. The husband leaves the woman alone for the day though she protests that a blizzard is coming. He says he will stop by a neighbour’s [sic] and ask him to drop by – he may be late and don’t wait for him after six. She spends the day painting the bedroom door and in the evening attempts to bring the cows in despite the sever storm. The neighbour drops by – and she makes supper – setting 3 places. The sense of isolation and fear of the storm is evoked through long silent scenes of the woman’s face, the empty plate – the drab room. The house is well chosen – old and dark, furnished in ‘early depression.’ The neighbour seduces the woman. She awakens in the middle of the night to a vision of her husband covered with snow, standing at the doorway. She decides that it must surely be a dream. The next morning we see her racing through the sow to her husband’s body which lies at the gate. His bare hand is marked with fresh paint." [Handwritten notes (author unknown), 21 May 1975, in arrangement & description section of F-232 collection file]; "Adapted from the Sinclair Ross story ‘The Painted Door’." [SFU 74/75 Film Workshop Showcase program]

Cowboy

"This was a film portrait of an old guy who lives in Gastown as he goes about his day. He is a street corner fiddler. The beginning shows him just walking the streets, talking to the occasional passerby, and therefore tends to get a bit draggy. The shots of people who pass by him as he fiddles, however, are quite good. There’s a lot of variety to the shots, good editing and some good portraits. The end was somewhat disconnected however, after his day fiddling, a very brief shot of him standing at a window drinking a beer." [Handwritten notes (author unknown), 21 May 1975, in arrangement & description section of F-232 collection file]; "Filmic study of 'Cowboy,' a well-known figure of Gastown." [SFU 74/75 Film Workshop Showcase program]

Claws?

"(25 minutes) 16mm colour documentary educational film. Probably a crab would be filled with a sense of personal outrage if it could hear us class it wothout ado or apology, as a crustacean, and thus dispose of it. 'I am no such thing,' it would say; 'I am myself, myself alone.' William James. 'Claws?' is a crab's eye view of his world and our ... " [1977/78 SFU Film Workshop Productions program]

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