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Québec Cinema: Nation and Narration
Images du Nouveau Monde Film Festival (Québec City)
at the NYS Writers Institute

7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, New York
March 8 | March 15
March 8, 2002 (Friday)
The Street
(1976, 10 minutes, color, 35mm)
Directed by Caroline Leaf
(Original English version)

This Oscar-nominated animation ranked second in the list of the world's 50 best animated films at the Animation Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984.

Mon oncle Antoine
(1971, 101 minutes, color, 35mm)
Directed by Claude Jutra
(In French with English subtitles)
Starring Lyne Champagne, Jacques Gagnon, Olivette Thibault
Jean Duceppe, Claude Jutra

Twice selected by Canadian film critics as "the greatest Canadian film of all time" in polls conducted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1984 and 1993, Mon oncle Antoine examines life in a small asbestos mining town.

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March 15 (Friday)
(1997, 12 minutes, color, video)
Directed by Nelson Henricks
(Original English version)

In this unusual prize-winning short, a man attempts repeatedly to transform himself into an animal.

Yes Sir! Madame. . .
(1994, 75 minutes, color, made-for-video)
Directed by and starring Robert Morin
(French and English)

Yes Sir! Madame. . . is the bilingual story of a young man, child of a Francophonic father and Anglophonic mother, who reexamines his past in an effort to define his identity. The made-for-television production received Switzerland's Grand Prix de la Ville Genève in 1995.

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