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Hogtown Blues

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ABOUT THE FILM

A single mother and her father have recently emigrated from Moscow. The son is terminally ill. This film affectionately depicts the complicated grudges each has towards the other and the cruel working environment for immigrants.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
A passionate writer and director, Hugh Gibson is committed to creating original, topical and thought-provoking films. At the age of 18, his acclaimed 2000 play Obedience was invited to Toronto's Summerworks Theatre Festival, where it won runner up in for the Audience Appreciation Award. A recent graduate of York University's film program, he has made numerous short films and documentaries.
Nationality:
Canada
Activities:
Dr. Canada (wr/dir), to be completed Sept. 2004, 12 min., DV. Documentary for broadcast on Canadian station OMNI TV, fall 2004. Hogtown Blues (wr/pr/dir), 2004, 18 min., Super-16mm. Afterthought (wr/pr/dir), 2003, 9 min., 16mm. Nominated: Canadian Society of Cinematographers Student Award, 2004.
Screening / Award history:
N/A

34 people voted

annie
2006-08-01 14:47:13

this is a great movie. it told a lot in the 17mins and i only wished i could watch more.

MASAYA
2006-07-31 14:30:08

The immigrants has to work in hard labor conditions. We have to think more about this. And I think this movie has strong powers of persuasion.

Laviolie
2006-07-31 11:34:49

Great directing. The characters looked alive although the grandpa looked a sort of young for the mom (or the mom should have looked younger for the kid and the grandpa??) that I misunderstood him as the mom's brother first, which gave me a whole different context at the beginning.

Mike
2006-07-29 06:27:43

Impressive and sensitive realist drama; packs a punch.

Nayman
2006-07-28 22:17:26

It doesn't really get any better than this. An inspiring work of art.

urutora
2006-07-28 12:16:20

短編で現代の人間社会の闇、生きる力をここまで表現できるのは、凄い! 評価で6点目があるのであれば、追加したいところ。 鑑賞しながら、涙が出てきました。感動の涙というよりも、心を揺さぶられる。 短い時間なのに、テーマにしている問題を問題として終わらせるだけでなく、答えを示している監督さんに賛美!

MTHunt
2006-07-28 12:05:45

Truly gripping. I'll never leave my wallet in the locker again.

silverapple
2006-07-28 07:56:15

FirstC
2006-07-28 05:08:19

This film was really good. But where were the hogs?

Stick Man
2006-07-28 00:21:55

Just a very moving film.