Big Trees

screens: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 15:00
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 09:30
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Ann Marie Fleming
length: 
13min
year: 
2013
country: 
Canada

Based on true events, this musical tells the story of Odile and her apartment’s spectacular ocean view. How far will she go when leaves start to obscure her panorama, her light, and her happiness? A brilliant blend of stop-motion, projections and models, drawings and altered live-action transports us into this observation about human nature.

Director's Bio: 
Ann Marie Fleming is an award-winning Canadian independent filmmaker, writer and artist, born in Okinawa, of Chinese and Australian parentage. Her film work incorporates various techniques: animation, documentary, experimental, dramatic, and primarily deals with themes of family, history and memory, in a continuing media critique. In 2010, Ann Marie did her first adaptation of someone else's work: an animated short based on the illustrated memoir by Bernice Eisenstein, "I Was A Child of Holocaust Survivors." It was on the TIFF "Top Ten" list of films for 2010 and won best animated film at the Reel 2 Real Youth Film Festival. Currently, Ann Marie is working on several projects: a dramatic script of the life and loves of her great grandfather, "Shanghai Follies", "Window Horses" a feature-length animated father-daughter story that involves poetry and immigrants (what else?) and takes place in Shiraz, Iran. She has recently turned this in to a graphic novel. She is also developing an urban planning app riffing on her animated musical project, "Big Trees", about real estate in Vancouver.