Matinee Screening: As The Earth Turns (1938) • Concrete • The Empty Woods • Astray • Lucienne Eats A Car

Saturday, June 22 • 3:30 pm • LSPU Hall

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As The Earth Turns
In 1930’s Seattle, Richard H. Lyford was an aspiring young filmmaker who used his own equipment to make 9 movies. Unreleased until now, the silent sci-fi film As the Earth Turns was an obvious labour of love for the 20-year-old Lyford and his friends. The film portrays the main character, PAX, as a scientist with the singular goal of world peace. With intense focus, he manipulates the world’s climate from his secret base in Labrador to fulfil his mission. It falls on a young newspaper reporter to stop PAX from destroying himself and the rest of the world as he pursues his mission. Lyford eventually went to work for Disney and won an Academy Award in 1950 for his documentary work. Director & Writer: Richard H. Lyford • Producer: Richard H. Lyford, Ed Hartman • Runtime: 45 Mins. • USA

Concrete
With gorgeous 3D/2D mixed animation, this short portrays a restless traveller troubled by his recurring transformations. Searching for his place in the world, he encounters a mysterious character in a concrete building in the midst of a barren swampland. Has he finally found his home? Directors & Writers: Pirmin Bieri, Aira Joana, Luca Struchan, Nicolas Roith. • Producer: HSLU Lucerne University of Applied Sciences • Runtime: 8 Mins. • Switzerland

The Empty Woods
A woman escapes a group of bizarre patrons at an art gallery by entering the surreal world of an image in the nature photography exhibit — but is she safe? Director: John Barnard. Writer: Suzanne Pringle, John Barnard • Producer: Suzanne Pringle, John Barnard • Runtime: 5 Mins. • Manitoba, Canada

Astray
Curiosity kills the cat in this unsettling animated short. Director, Writer: Kyle Sharpe • Runtime: 5 Mins. • Newfoundland & Labrador

Lucienne Eats A Car
Lucienne’s emotionally absent father has always preferred his car to his daughter. As dementia takes him further away from her, she decides to consume his beloved car in the hopes of finally feeling his love. Director & Writer: Geordy Couturiau • Producer: Eliott Brunet • Runtime: 30 Mins. • France

93 mins total

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