Runaway - Animated Short

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  9 min.
Release Date: June 10, 2010 (limited)

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Runaway, the NFB-produced animated short film, will run before our Screenings of Cooper's Camera, Finding Farley, and David Francey: Burning Bright

Cordell Barker, who directed The Cat Came Back and Strange Invaders, is once again at his best with Runaway. Set to the music of Ben Charest (composer of The Triplets of Belleville), Runaway takes you on a journey that is both funny and disastrous. Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the unknown fate that awaits them around the bend. The ensuing crisis leads to a class struggle that is as amusing as it is merciless. Naturally there are victims, but in the end everyone is equal.

Director: Cordell Barker
Studio: National Film Board of Canada

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