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Casa Loma (Dignity and Impudence)
Canada/U.S.A. / 10:00 / 2010 / silent / colour / No dialogue
"The oneirically definitive house must retain its shadows." -- Gaston Bachelard

Casa Loma was the unfinished dream mansion of Canadian industrial magnate Henry Pellatt. A self-made millionaire, Pellatt was derided by fellow aristocrats for nouveau-riche pretentions: the house and its décor considered by many an ornate fake. Its original contents were sold at Pellatt's bankruptcy auction in 1924.

Today the building is a museum; its current curators filling its halls with furniture and trappings of the general era. In one corridor, carefully lit, is a folk-art portrait of two dogs accompanied by the sentimental epithet, "Dignity and impudence."

The movie has three sections--the first in a cellar tunnel, the next in a first-story workroom near the stables, the third in the tower's summit.

Part of Ross Lipman's experimental documentary compilation, "the perfect heart of flux," also available through CFMDC.
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725