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Norman McLaren shorts

Saturday 16th August, 2014

MAC Birmingham | 14:00

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Norman McLaren Centenary Film Tour

2014 marks the centenary of Scottish born animated filmmaker Norman McLaren, a prolific artist whose films have influenced generations of filmmakers and artists alike. To celebrate his incredible catalogue of films and his enduring legacy, McLaren 2014 in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada, present this special screening of classic McLaren short films that will delight and inspire.

This screening features films from the National Film Board of Canada including films which connect to his formative years in the UK and of course, some of the films for which he is most known and highly regarded.

Subject to small changes, the programme of shorts will last 1h20 and include: OPENING SPEECH (1961), BLINKITY BLANK (1955), LE MERLE (1958), PAS DE DEUX (1968), SYNCHROMY (1971), LINES HORIZONTAL (1962), NEIGHBOURS (1952), Là-HAUT SUR CES MONTAGNES (1945), V is for VICTORY (1941), LOVE ON THE WING (1938), HEN HOP (1942),  BEGONE DULL CARE (1949) and A CHAIRY TALE (1957).

This project is part of the McLaren 2014 Programme, produced by the Centre for the Moving Image in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada. The McLaren Centenary Film Tour is supported by the BFI, which is awarding funds from the National Lottery, and Film Hub Scotland (which is part of the UK-wide BFI Film Audience Network).

Credits for the image:


Directed by Norman McLaren

Produced by Norman McLaren

© 1952 National Film Board of Canada

Public workshops

As part of the McLaren 2014 Programme, we will deliver digital animation workshops with the Film Tour screenings. Please see connected events.