What Rhymes with Toxic / What Rhymes with Toxic
Lynn SmithCanada / 2022 / 5' 0''
Cinema SC, 15:30 h
There’s been another toxic spill. For the city councillor responsible, it’s just a big nuisance, having to endure media scrutiny until the crisis has passed. For the creatures in the lake, however, it’s a catastrophe. One turtle, in her desperate hour, summons up the courage to leave her home and speak truth to power. Turns out there’s more at stake than just the lake. Animated directly under the camera by Lynn Smith using paint and collage, What Rhymes with Toxic is both funny and deadly serious, and a sharp reminder that we are all interconnected.
Veteran animation filmmaker Lynn Smith has been making innovative, award-winning films since 1969. A mentor to younger generations, she has taught animation in the Cinema Department at Concordia University for close to 20 years, and many of her students have gone on to direct their own award-winning animation.
National Film Board of Canada / Lynn Smith
categoriesTIME FOR THE MASTERS