2021 FILMS


The Paper Man

Sunday / June 13, 2021 / 4:30 PM
Canada / 2020 / 79 min / Documentary / French w/English subtitles
Available Viewing Area: Canada-wide
Short Film Series: The Best is Yet To Come (Age-Positive)

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The Paper Man



SYNOPSIS

Much like Fred Rogers in the United States and Mr. Dressup in Canada, Claude Lafortune was a staple of French-Canadian television from through the ‘70s, 80s and 90s. The beloved children’s television host inspired generations of children through his celebration of creativity, inclusivity and diversity. For over five decades, he dedicated his life to transforming mere paper into whimsical sculptures, creatures and film sets. "The Paper Man" reveals the depths of Claude Lafortune's work, as well as his continuing legacy.

AWARDS/FESTIVALS

Whistler Film Festival - Public Prize and Honorable Mention Documentary;
Twilight Tokyo Film Festival - Best Documentary Film;
Kingston Canadian Film Festival - Official Selection;
Festival Vues sur mer – Official Selection;
Invermere Film Festival - Official Selection

CREDITS

Director(s): Tanya Lapointe
Producer(s): Tanya Lapointe