The Toe Tactic. 2008. USA. Written and directed by Emily Hubley

The nimble creativity of animator Emily Hubley brings to life a layered world of live action and illustrated images. Mona Peek is a young woman engulfed by loss. Her father recently passed away, her wallet disappears, and she is isolated from those around her. Her life, and the lives of her neighbors, are manipulated by four capricious dogs playing a game of cards. Winsome newcomer Lily Rabe interacts with animated forms that push, pull, and caress the film’s flesh-and-blood cohabitants through a journey of renewal. The unique kinetic flow of Hubley’s remarkable feature debut is enhanced by Yo La Tengo’s equally innovative score.

Organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film.

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