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Norman McLaren Centenary Film Tour

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.

We are delighted to present this special screening as part of Kinesis a three week programme drawing attention to movement with Norman McLaren’s seminal work ‘Synchromy’ at its core. Alongside ‘Synchromy’ 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).

In addition to the film tour we will also screen the finished animation workshop films.

We are glad to be part of the McLaren 2014 Programme, produced by the Centre for the Moving Image in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada. McLaren 2014 is an official Culture 2014 event and part of the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014 celebrations. 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).


brought to the Uists by Broad Reach, an ATLAS Arts project for Taigh Chearsabhagh.

Credits for the image: ‘Neighbours/Voisins

Directed by par Norman McLaren

Produced by Norman McLaren © 1952 National Film Board of Canada




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