Entries for 2005 CANADA’S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARDS 50

Actress and Author Betty White Visits the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
actress

Photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Betty White holds a lemur frog at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center.

V326

WEIRD SEX & SNOWSHOES

Documentary Arts/Culture

59:59

p: Garbiela Scholbach

d: Jill Sharpe

pe: Jean Baillargeon

dop: Bongo

m: Graeme Coleman

sw: Dianna Bodnar

os: Tony Gronick/Jo Rossi

r: Paula Sawadsky/Sauching Ng/Elizabeth

Klinck

Prod Co: Omni Film Productions Ltd.

Dist Co: Moving Images Distribution

Contact: Pat Bean

Omni Film Production Ltd.

204 – 111 Water St.

Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7

(604)681-6543

pat@omnifilm.com

Fresh, fast paced, and funny – ‘Weird Sex and

Snowshoes’ is a bilingual, 60 minute

documentary that showcases more than 70

Canadian films and interviews 21 of the most

prominent Canadian directors.

V350

WELCOME TO KENTUCKY

Animation

12:00

p: Marcy Page

d: Craig Welch

m: Normand Roger

Prod/Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Madeleine Bélisle

NFB

3155 Côte de Liesse

St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4

(514)283-9805

festivals@nfb.ca

Welcome to Kentucky’ evokes a planet

unmoored. Where the waters are rising and

the song of the universe goes unheard.

V389

WHALE OF A TALE, A

Documentary Point of View

p: Ed Barreveld/Peter Lynch/Peter Starr

d: Peter Lynch

pe: Caroline Christie

dop: Stan Denniston/Peter Lynch

m: Anne Bourne

sw: Peter Lynch

r: Sarah Christie

Prod Co: NFB/StorylineEntertainment/

Acqua Film

Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Madeleine Bélisle

NFB

3155 Côte De Liesse

St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4

(514)283-9850

festivals@nfb.ca

A fanciful documentary that speaks to our

gullibility and desire to believe in tall tales. It

is a layered complex tale that twists and turns

and meanders in various tangents, celebrating

life and the power of story telling.

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WHAT ARE YOU ANYWAYS?

Animation

10:38

p: Ruth Vincent

d: Jeff Chiba Sterns

ad: Jeff Chiba Sterns

pe: Jeff Chiba Sterns

dop: Jeff Chiba Sterns

m: Scott Rankin

sw: Jeff Chiba Sterns

os: Dallas Wilson/Jeff Chiba Sterns

r: Jeff Chiba Sterns

Prod Co: Meditating Bunny Studio

Contact: Jeff Chiba Sterns

Meditating Bunny Studio

2327 Belgo Rd.

Kelowna, BC V1P 1E1

(250)215-4733

sternsjeff@hotmail.com

What Are You Anyways?’ is a humorous yet

serious story of struggle and love and finding

one’s identity through the trials and

tribulations of growing up.

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WHEN ERMA MADE HERMAN

Drama

13:00

p: Daniela Pinna/Alana Cymerman

d: Alana Cymerman

ad: Ilinca Balaban

pe: Rory Kenny

dop: Sara Mishara

m: Patrick Watson

sw: Alana Cymerman

r: Olivier Baier

Contact: Alana Cymerman

Ketzi Productions Inc.

4318 a boul St-Laurent

Montreal, QC H2W 1Z3

(514)808-2468

acymerman@sympatico.ca

Erma is an odd-ball inventor. When a

growing hole appears in the wall, her dead

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grandmother screams: ‘It’s cold in here. Get

a boy to fix that hole!’ Erma takes her advice

but then a bigger problem arises… a magical

tale about the imperfections of love.

V354

WHEN HOCKEY CAME TO BELFAST

Children/Youth Productions

50:00

p: Selwyn Jacob

d: Linda Conway

pe: Shelly Hamer

m: Robyn Trailer

sw: Linda Conway

Prod/Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Madeleine Bélisle

NFB

3155 Côte de Liesse

St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4

(514)283-9805

festivals@nfb.ca

It is a story of how Canadian ice hockey is

transcending religious lines. Bringing

Northern Irish youth together in a shared

loved of the game, the rink gives boys and

girls a haven from the turf warfare that

pervades their lives.

V276 . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- Jennifer Stewart.

WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?

Nature/Environment

45:34

p: Geoff Bowie

d: Geoff Bowie

pe: Alan Gibb

dop: Derek Kennedy

m: Philippe Lapointe

sw: Geoff Bowie

os: Angie Pajek/Lee de Lang

Prod Co: CBC

Contact: Victoria Goodfellow

CBC

205 Wellington St. W., Rm. 7-A-205

Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

(416)205-5633

victoria_goodfellow@cbc.ca

The inside story of the Mikisew Cree’s

challenge to Shell Oil’s Jack Pine oil sands

project. It follows behind the scenes’ the

Mikisew’s strategy meetings, its negotiations

with Shell, the hearings, and the Alberta

government’s decision.

Vera Sisson, silent film actress
actress

Vera Sisson and Rudolf Valentino

Half Sheet for the 1920 Silent film FRIVOLOUS WIVES ( The Married Virgin) starring Rudolph Valentino and Vera Sisson.

Synopsis: This film, based on the stage play Saturday to Monday by William J. Hurlburt, made a nice vehicle for the charms of Constance Talmadge. Constance plays Suzanne Ercoll, a young widow who believes in women’s suffrage (the feminist cause of the day). When the handsome Foxcroft Grey (Connie’s frequent co-star, Harrison Ford- Harrison Ford was not in any way related to the contemporary superstar of the same name.) proposes marriage, Suzanne isn’t sure she wants to give up her freedom, so she strikes a deal: From Saturday to Monday they will be husband and wife, but the rest of the week, she is single. Grey isn’t thrilled with this idea, but being a bit smarter than his bride, he doesn’t show his displeasure. When Monday morning arrives, he accepts her single status without emotion, which of course, makes Suzanne suspicious. Then he helps neighbor Dot Harrington (Vera Sisson) out of a fix, and Suzanne wonders if the two are having an affair. But she can’t say anything since Grey was with the woman during the "single" part of the week. Her next ploy is to make Grey jealous by visiting with a male friend, Arthur Bernard (Raymond Hatton). But Grey sees right through her, and doesn’t bat an eyelash. Finally, the frustrated Suzanne falls into her husband’s arms and admits that an old-fashioned marriage is much more to her liking.

The Married Virgin
(1918)
In one of his first leading roles, Rudolph Valentino (billed as Rudolfo di Valentini) plays a suave gigolo trying to woo the unhappily married wife of a well-to-do businessman. Interesting silent melodrama also stars Vera Sisson, Frank Newberg. AKA: "Frivolous Wives." 71 min. Silent with music score.

Category: Silents Director: Joseph Maxwell

Actor/Actors: Edward Jobson, Frank Newberg, Jacques Verzier, Kathleen Kirkham, Rudolph Valentino, Vera Sisson

Direction: Joseph Maxwell

Synopsis: The silent screen’s greatest lover in an early performance. "The Married Virgin" is one of the first films
featuring Rudolph Valentino, who would soon star in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" and "The Sheik,"
establishing him as a silent era screen icon in 1921. Valentino plays Count Roberto di Fraccini, a fortune hunter
having an affair with the wife of a wealthy older businessman while trying to finagle a large sum of money from the
family by any means necessary. Valentino’s striking appearance and the strength of his performance foreshadow the superstar he would soon become.

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