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Free SCMS Event: “Experiments in 3D: Norman McLaren” March 28th

Sponsored by: The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Concordia University, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, and the National Film Board of Canada.

Saturday, March 28th at 8pm in H-110


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“An evening featuring early stereoscopic animation, transnational film productions, pioneering women animators, early experiments in electronic sound compositions, as well as the work done to preserve and restore these in our cultural memories.

Join us for a screening of four recently restored stereoscopic and stereophonic shorts by renowned Scottish-Canadian animator and experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren, as well as his colleagues Evelyn Lambart and Gretta Ekman.

The evening will also feature a newly completed documentary about McLaren’s musical compositions entitled ‘Norman McLaren: Animated Musician,’ with director Donald McWIlliams in attendance.

A brief question period will follow the screenings with National Film Board of Canada filmmakers, researchers, preservationists and McLaren collaborators who formed the restoration team.

Films to be screened in 3D: Around Is Around, directed by Norman McLaren, 1951 (3D animation) Now Is the Time, directed by Norman McLaren, 1951 (3D animation) O Canada, directed by Evelyn Lambart, 1952 (3D animation) Twirligig, directed by Gretta Ekman, 1952 (3D animation)

Norman McLaren: Animated Musician, directed by Donald McWilliams, 2014 (documentary live action)” 

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