Video

Taking Shelter

JC

2014, 83:18 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 770.09

Aliens, robots and frenzied seductresses as the missing links of Canuckfilm? That sounds like a Canadian movie classic all its own.” - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“Some sort of temporal-lobe-seizure-inducing form of trance technology, with Christopher Plummer pulling the levers.” - Adrian Mack, Georgia Straight

Prepare to face the power of the ultimate dimension!

Breaking out of their imaginary purgatory, a disagreeable crew of aliens invade Canada, using the tools of cinema as weapons in a battle for colonial domination.

Fragments of 434 Canadian feature films are mashed into this 84 minute found-footage feature. All were produced between 1970 and 1989 – the infamous “tax shelter” years, when the government tried to create Hollywood North – and failed spectacularly.

Features “appearances” from dozens of familiar Canadian actors. Fasten your seat belts.

BONUS FEATURES:
11 minutes of deleted scenes
Yonge Street in the movies
Kids on TV “Poison” video
“Science Crazed” 5 minute digest
Late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford explained with Canadian movies
Interviews with Tax Shelter actors Lisa Langlois and Lesleh Donaldson

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