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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

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Chris Landreth introduces himself to us in a funky restroom and then introduces the film's subject, Ryan Larkin, a brilliant animator in the 1960s and early 1970s. Chris shows us clips of "Walking" and "Street Musique," Ryan's ground-breaking shorts. We now see Ryan as he is: emaciated, alcoholic, much of his mind gone; we meet Felicity Fanjoy, his love during his creative period, and Derek Lamb, his producer. Ryan talks to Chris in the dining hall of what is probably a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. Chris tries an intervention. We follow Ryan out into the street where he panhandles. The animation, which uses live footage, reveals the ravaged burned-out graceful man. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ryan is an excellent tribute of Canadian animator by Chris Landreth
20 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

When Ryan Larkin, the Canadian animator from the late '60s/early '70s died recently, Cartoon Brew paid tribute by showing Syrinx (1965) and this Oscar-winning short by Chris Landreth. It follows Landreth interviewing Larkin is a visual style that I can only describe as psychedelic with the florescent way each faces were colored and lighted. Various associates of Larkin like his longtime girlfriend Felicity comment on the artist's life and career like his troubled childhood with his father or his cocaine and alcohol addiction. Well worth seeing for various animation types of both Landreth and Larkin as displayed in clips of a couple of his shorts like Walking (1969) and Street Musique (1972).


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