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Artist Talk: Fx Goby

Sun September 24, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE
Co-Presented with Alliance Francaise de Toronto

Fx Goby is a French filmmaker known for his strong storytelling, both in animation and live action. He splits his time between Paris and London, where he directs short films, music videos, commercials, and documen­taries. In June 2016, he released To Build a Fire, a cinematic adaptation in 2D animation of Jack London’s short novel.

The film depicts a trapper’s struggle for survival in the freezing temperatures of the Yukon in the late 1890s. This interpretation echoes the rugged Canadian landscape scenes depicted on the Minton porcelain dessert service featured in the lobby display The Canadian Odyssey of Lord Milton.

Join us for a conversation with Fx Goby, moderated by author José Teodoro, following a screening of the film.

About FX Goby

Fx Goby is known for his use of strong storytelling both in animation and live action. He splits his time between Paris and London, where he directs short films, music videos, commercials, and documen­taries.

About José Teodoro

José Teodoro is the author of several plays, including Mote, Slowly, an exchange is taking place, and The Tourist, which was dubbed “a masterpiece” by The Edmonton Journal in its five-star review of the original production. He writes about cinema and literature for publications such as Film Comment, The Globe and Mail, Cinema Scope, The National Post, Quill & Quire, subTerrain, and Brick, and has worked as story editor on several acclaimed films, including Hugh Gibson’s documentary feature The Stairs, winner of the TFCA’s 2016 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, and Lina Rodríguez’s narrative feature This Time Tomorrow, which debuted at the Locarno Film Festival and is currently screening in cities throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America.

José has also worked as a writer-editor for the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Panama and the Miami International Film Festival, for which he has also worked as a programmer.

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