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Tales of the Rat Fink

Tales of the Rat Fink

CANADA – 2006 – 78 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Mann's largely animated documentary features the voice talents of John Goodman, Ann-Margret, Jay Leno, Brian Wilson, Tom Wolfe, Matt Groening, Robert Williams, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Paul LeMat, Billy F Gibbons, Theo Rosnick and The Smothers Brothers.

 

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

CANADA – 1982 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Called the "Woodstock of Poetry" by American Film, and "Dazzling" by the Los Angeles Times, Poetry in Motion is an unprecedented anthology of twenty-four leading North American poets who sing, chant, anything but "read" their work.

Know Your Mushrooms

Know Your Mushrooms

CANADA – 47 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel.

Imagine the Sound

Imagine the Sound

CANADA – 1981 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

IMAGINE THE SOUND brings together interviews and performance, the prime innovators of the once controversial free jazz movement of the 60s.

Go Further

Go Further

CANADA – 2003 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

GO FURTHER explores the idea that the single individual is the key to large-scale transformational change.

The film follows actor Woody Harrelson as he takes a small group of friends on a bio-fuelled bus-ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. Their goal? To show the people they encounter that there are viable alternatives to our habitual, environmentally-destructive behaviors.

Dream Tower

Dream Tower

CANADA – 1994 – 47 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - STEREO - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

With artists and educators jousting for position with motorcycle gangs and dealers in the same high-rise, Rochdale became a focal point for the best and worst dreams of the Canadian generation of baby boomers.

Comic Book Confidential

Comic Book Confidential

CANADA – 1988 – 90 MIN – COLOUR & B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
FILM BY RON MANN

COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today.

In an entertaining and informative combination of interviews, historical footage and state-of-the-art animation techniques, Comic Book Confidential provides a positive answer to that burning existential question of the late twentieth century first posed by Zippy the Pinhead: "Are we having fun yet?"

Brakhage

Brakhage

CANADA – 1998 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JIM SHEDDEN

A film about the life and work of avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage.

Altman

Altman

CANADA – 2014 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Maverick. Auteur. Rebel. Innovator. Storyteller. Rambler. Gambler. Mad man. Family man. Director. Artist.

Robert Altmanʼs life and career contained multitudes. This father of American independent cinema left an indelible mark, not merely on the evolution of his art form, but also on the western zeitgeist.ALTMAN, Canadian director Ron Mannʼs new documentary, explores and celebrates the epic fifty-year redemptive journey of one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of the medium.

Twist

Twist

CANADA – 1992 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Combining rare and often hilarious archival footage with interviews, Twist chronicles the evolution of rock and roll dance.

From the time when moving hips marked you as a social degenerate, to a time when shaking your "thing" became the dance-form that rocked the world.

Featuring: Cholly Atkins, Hank Ballard, American Bandstand Dancers, Chubby Checker, Joey Dee, Gladys Horton, Dee Dee Sharp, Mama Lu Parks, The Parkettes

In the Wake of the Flood

In the Wake of the Flood

CANADA – 47 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel.

Grass

Grass

CANADA – 1999 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - STEREO - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN
FEATURING: WOODY HARRELSON AND 60 MILLION POT SMOKERS

Years in the making... 

Ron Mann's much-anticipated documentary presents a humorous and surprisingly balanced history of recreational MARIJUANA use in the late 20th century.

Those who remain pure will see the degradation you've been missing. Those who have succumbed to temptation will learn how a nice person like yourself became a dangerous criminal.

Examined Life

Examined Life

CANADA – 2008 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ASTRA TAYLOR

FEATURING CORNEL WEST, PETER SINGER, SLAVOJ ZIZEK, JUDITH BUTLER, AVITAL RONELL, MICHAEL HARDT, ANTHONY APPIAH AND MARTHA NUSSBAUM.

EXAMINED LIFE takes philosophy out of the darkened corners of academia and into the hustle and bustle of the everyday, a visual reminder that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the world around us.