Asphalt Watches
Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival
Canada 2013, 94 min, Digital, Dir: Shayne Ehman, Seth Scriver
Screenings:
  • Friday February 21, 2014 at 7:00PM
  • Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 9:00PM

Get ready for a bizarre and loopy road trip across Canada, as it’s never been seen before! Visual artists Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman spent seven years turning their adventures hitchhiking along the Trans-Canada Highway into this hilarious, grotesque, and utterly original adult animated feature. Using flash animation to transform real people and settings into surreal abstractions, they have crafted a playful yet dark commentary on the dull violence, rampant consumerism, unhealthy consumption, and bizarre eccentricities of small-town Canada. Though reminiscent of the gleefully rude late-night animated fare of South Park... Scriver and Ehman’s vision is daringly experimental and wholly unique.

Join Metro for a live Skype conversation with Shayne Ehman & Seth Scriver on Friday, February 21 @ 7:00.

FILM REVIEW This wacky road movie gets at a drifter-ness and pointlessness to the nation’s seemingly endless Trans-Canada Highway, zipping past more and more commercialized spaces and franchised places, that’s intriguing. Brian Gibson -VUE Weekly

Rating: 14A (14A)
Advisories:
  • Coarse Language
  • Crude Content

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