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Monday, November 18, 2013

"MacPherson" by Martine Chartrand

It's been a busy fall for Women in Animation. So over the next week, I'm going to try to catch up with as much news as possible. Sorry about the data dump, but I've been really busy!

To start out, from now until the end of November, as part of their Get Animated program, the National Film Board of Canada is streaming Martine Chartrand's award winning paint-on-glass animation "MacPherson" for free.

MacPherson tells a story of the friendship between FĂ©lix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson.

According to the NFB's synopsis: "An inveterate jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it “MacPherson” in honour of his friend."

The video can be viewed at on the NFB website: "http://www.nfb.ca/getanimated/macpherson_en/"

and the trailer can be viewed below:



MacPherson will be availble online for free viewing until November 30th.

MacPherson is currently available for Home and Classroom use on the NFB website for $3.95 CAD for an SD version and $5.95 for an HD version at the following link: http://www.nfb.ca/film/macpherson_fr/download/.

* Image used in this post copyright National Film Board of Canada