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Weddings of Mary Jane, The

Date produced: 1968

Filmmaker(s):

Charles E. Phillips

Description:

"Film is a mostly animated cartoon featuring an animated woman and men. The film backdrop often features life images of an old house in winter. The film begins by showing a few pages from the Dec. 7, 1867 'The Milkspur Beacon' newspaper. The woman is in the middle of getting married when she decides to run away. After going back and forth between at least two men, she gets married again" Archives of Ontario.


Mobile Homemaker, The

Date produced: 1961

Filmmaker(s):

Charles E. Phillips

Description:

"Film features a man and a woman interacting and ends with a 'Life sentence' sign" Archives of Ontario.


At First Sight

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Charles E. Phillips

Description:

"Film is a comedy about how a married couple originally met" Archives of Ontario.


Mouvement perp├ętuel

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Claude Jutra

Description:

"Distinctive for its superb blend of old and new visual techniques coupled with an unusual sound track, the film was unanimously selected as the winning entry [in the amateur category at the Canadian Film Awards in 1950]" (Topalovich, 10).


You and Me

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Paul Newell

Description:

"This collaborative student film follows a confused young man throughout his day, as he navigates various environments (church, neighborhood streets, parties, etc), never seeming to fit in. Beatles songs featured prominently throughout." Chicago Film Archives


In the Usual Way

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Isaac Higginbotham

Description:

"Amateur filmmaker Isaac Higginbotham's take of summer love" Center for Home Movies


Give Her My Love

Date produced: 1968

Filmmaker(s):

Jeff Blyth

Description:

"Give Her My Love is a film in black-and-white made by a student of cinematography. It is a story of young love and the strange turn that young love can take. Jeff Blyth's handling of the story made the film a strong contender for the Scenario Award. A shy boy's life in an office and his second-hand love for a girl are well portrayed as a triangle develops and then becomes a zero" PSA Journal, Oct. 1968, 49.


Bystander, The

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

E. Van Herpen

Description:

"The Bystander is a study of a young, apparently bashful fellow who studies other boys and girls having a good time and imagines just what they might do as they pair off and trundle out into the night. He, himself, cannot muster the courage to join them" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.


Stillborn

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Jeff Strickler

Description:

"Stillborn, also winner of the MPD Student Film award for the best film made by a student enrolled in a college course in cinematography, is an experimental film at times abstract in its execution. It tells the story of a boy and girl who meet out in the middle of nowhere. As he looks upon the young girl's face he imagines what life with her might be like. His imagination runs wild as he thinks of the blissful episodes such as marriage would bring, as well as the entrapment he could suffer. At film's end he makes his decision. Use of the negative image for one sequence is extremely effective" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 34.


Pierre and Candy

Date produced: 1962

Description:

"We open with a little boy standing on a box in a telephone booth; his little friend is too busy or not of a receptive mood for the boy friend. Hurt as he is, he goes into the park and laments his failure to lure the young lady. He is about to resolve a life without women when a young (very young) girl comes into his perspective. His agile mind responds and he sets about to make an impression using many approaches of demure and sophisticated charm. His success was not exactly complete. Finally she visits the "girls" room. Her long delay is too much for the young man, so he makes another telephone call and hurriedly leaves the scene. The commentary is enhanced by the sophisticated French voice. This will be included in the Package" PSA Journal, Oct. 1962, 34.


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