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Toronto director Tom Tobin will be present for the second showing of his documentary film "La Raza : Full Circle".
La Raza : Full Circle candidly explores the working dynamic of a small, close-knit group of visual artists. It documents the group at work as well as the complex interactions between its members. The setting is Montreal 1995, where the impending vote on Quebec’s potential separation from Canada is mirrored by underlying questions of separation within the group. The voyeuristic, cinéma vérité style, captures these artists as they move from creators to promoters to salesmen in order to survive and succeed.
Running time: 26 minutes.
Saturday, March 25, 2006.
Please bring friends and guests.
At The McAuslan Visitor Centre
5080 Rue St Ambroise,
TOM TOBIN - Filmmaker
Growing up in the small town of St. Thomas, Ontario, Tobin had several local artists as mentors. While studying fine art and photography as a teenager, he discovered foreign cinema, awakening his perception of the potential of film as a medium. As Tobin's love of cinema grew, so did his attraction to the unconventional and the surreal, influenced by filmmakers Buñuel, Godard, Bergman, Jeunet and Gilliam. Tobin's works tend to deal with issues of the subconscious, interconnectivity, dimension theory and perspective. He has worked in film and television for over ten years and has been fortunate to mentor under such talented Canadian directors as Bruce McDonald (Hardcore Logo, Dance Me Outside) and David Wellington (Long Day's Journey Into Night, I Love a Man in Uniform.) With a feature-length surrealist/narrative film in development and several short projects in production, Tobin continues to explore and experiment with the medium. La Raza : Full Circle is Tobin's first documentary.