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Ann Marie Fleming – A Look Back

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The Peripatetic Metaphors of Lip Service

(August 16, 2018 – Toronto, ON) As part of our celebrations of our 20th year online, which arrives in February of next year, we’ve launched an initiative to republish past articles we think deserve a second look, as well as draw your attention to older articles from our Take One archives that are being published on Northernstars for the first time. Today’s article, an interview with filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming is just such a piece for the fourth instalment of our Look Back series.

Ann Marie Fleming had made quite a name for herself when in 2001 she released the 45-minute production Lip Service: A Mystery. It was her 19th film where, as the interview points out, each frame was “digitally painted and filtered.”

This film was released before her remarkable documentary Long Tack Sam, with is mentioned in this interview, and long before her 2016 production, Window Horses, which went on to be honoured with the Best BC Film Award and Best Canadian Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival’s BC Spotlight Gala. It also won the Jury Prize at the Bucheon International Animation Festival. It also received the Centennial Best Canadian Film or Video Award at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. On December 7, 2016, Window Horses was named to the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual Canada’s Top 10 list. It was presented with Audience Award at the 2016 Animasyros-International Animation Festival and was named Best Picture by the Canadian Association of Online Film Critics. In 2017 Window Horses was presented with the Human Rights Award at the RiverRun International Film Festival.

Click here to read The Peripatetic Metaphors of Lip Service: An Interview with Ann Marie Fleming from Issue 35 of Take One magazine, published 17 years ago in December, 2001.