The Toe Tactic
Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2009
(Emily Hubley, USA, 2008, Beta-SP, 84 min)
Director in attendance!
Animator Emily Hubley's first feature length film is an offbeat hybrid that plays on the themes of time, memory, loss and yearning. Blending fantasy and reality, animation and live action, The Toe Tactic tells the story of Mona Peek (Lily Rabe), a young woman grieving her father's death and searching for her lost wallet in a world populated by lonely neighbors, animated objects and a songwriting elevator man. The film includes colorful, card-playing cartoon canines (voiced by the likes of Eli Wallach, Marian Seldes and Andrea Martin) who comment on—and meddle in—Mona’s life. Cameos include Jane Lynch, Mary Kay Place and John Sayles. Edited by Emily’s brother Ray Hubley, with music by sister Georgia’s indie rock band Yo La Tengo, The Toe Tactic is a true extension of the legacy of their parents, independent animation icons Faith and John Hubley. The director will be in attendance for these special screenings, and the feature will be preceded by two of her short films The Pigeon Within and Set Set Spike.