WORDS IN MOTION #2: TRANSFORMATION

Excerpt of Number 10 by Nichole McGill (Canada)

"I can still see them all. I want them to see me. I want them to look at me. See me go. See me transform I wanna say, I feel like God now. I wanna say, I wish I were on the roof again, still playing that edge, still feeling electric 'coz right now the buzz is dying and the light is building to a crest that's gonna turn to cold blackness after the final light goes out."

Nicole McGill: Author of 13 Cautionary Tales (Gutter Press, 2001), a collection of short stories. Other stories, scripts and poems by her have been published in Blood & Aphorisms, Algonquin Roundtable Review, Queen Street Quarterly and Subterran.


The Hat
 

Grace


Lazarus


Ryan
 
Programme:
Thursday, September 23, 7:00 pm (Arts Court Theatre)
Friday, September 24, 9:00 pm (Arts Court Theatre)
Running time: 69:30 mins.
 
Tower of Babel (Lalilonska Kula) [1987] 
Rastko Ciric / Zagreb Film / Croatia / 5:34
A man's life flashes before him as he falls from a tower.
The Hat [1999] 
Michele Cournoyer / National Film Board of Canada / Canada / 
6:01
A young woman works as an exotic dancer in a bar. The 
customer's hats remind her of a man she knew as a child, 
who also wore a hat.
          
Peaches [1998] 
Charmaine Choo / National Film & Television School / United 
Kingdom / 11:00
Peaches inhabits an imaginary, dystopian city, and she dreams of 
no longer being a creature entangled by the desire of others. But 
will Peaches' desire fro transformation be tolerated by the society 
in which she lives? 
          
Grace [1999] 
Lorelei Pepi / Cal Arts / USA / 6:30
Grace explores the metaphysics of flesh and soul. of spirituality 
and sensuality, and alchemical transformation.
          
Hyde and Go Tweet [1960] 
Friz Freleng / Warner Bros. / USA / 7:00
Lazarus [1995] 
Vanessa Cruz / USA / 4:00 
The Separation [2003] 
Robert Morgan / United Kingdom / 9:35
Ryan [2004] 
Chris Landreth / National Film Board of Canada, Copper Heart 
Ent. / Canada / 13:50
A gentleman panhandler. One of the pioneers of Canadian 
animation. Oscar nominee. Poor beggar. An artist unable to 
create. God observing the world. Fallen angel. Arrogant. Shy. 
Broken. Not destroyed.
Crazy Mixed-Up Pup [1955] 
Tex Avery / Universal / USA / 6:00