Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ryan

If you haven't seen this little animated documentary you've really missed something. I was all over the place here in Québec a few years ago.. it was made here and the subject, academy award winning animator Ryan Larkin turned panhandler on Saint-laurent (steps in front of the film board office) is still asking for money as people pass by, most oblivious to his accomplishments. There was a CBC documentary on this documentary... which includes the entire film broken in pieces with additional interviews. That version is actually much better as a doc, this little animation leaves out some key facts (like Ryan Larkin is gay for example) that makes some of the lines ("we should have had children" to his ex girlfriend who laughs) less poignant than they may have been. 



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