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Catalogue Number:  NFB524412
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Steven Hoban, Marcy Page, Mark Smith, Jed DeCory, Karyn Nolan, Noah Segal, David Verrall
Directors:  Chris Landreth
Producing Agencies:  Copper Heart Entertainment Inc. (Toronto), National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Arts, Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2004
Running Time:  13:54

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Ryan is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who, 30 years ago, produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. In the film, we hear the voices of prominent animators and artists discussing Ryan's work, and from waitresses, mission-house caretakers and homeless people who make up Ryan's life. These voices speak through strange, twisted, and disembodied, computer-generated characters - which combine to reflect the film's creator, Chris Landreth. In the words of Anais Nin, "We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are."

Some strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.

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