• Slavery
  • Sand or Peter and the Wolf
  • The Owl Who Married a Goose
  • The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa
  • The Street
  • Two Sisters

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After developing groundbreaking techniques in several early works, Canadian-American filmmaker Caroline Leaf found a home at the National Film Board of Canada, where she produced numerous films, including the Academy Award–nominated The Street. Her intimate films focus on familiar spaces that we share as families and communities, with simply observed stories that are true to life. Her tactile manipulation of materials under the camera mirrors the themes in her work, creating fluid transitions between places and evoking the ongoing metamorphosis of her characters. The mundane passage of time is rendered with care and grace. 

Films in this Screening

Sand or Peter and the Wolf

Caroline Leaf, United States, 1969

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 10 mins
source
  • Harvard Film Archive

The Owl Who Married a Goose

Caroline Leaf, Canada, 1974

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 8 mins
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  • Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa

Caroline Leaf, Canada, 1977

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 10 mins
source
  • Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Street

Caroline Leaf, Canada, 1976

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 10 mins
source
  • Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Interview

Caroline Leaf, Veronika Soul, Canada, 1979

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  • Color
  • DCP
  • 14 mins
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  • National Film Board of Canada

Two Sisters

Caroline Leaf, Canada, 1990

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  • Color
  • DCP
  • 11 mins
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  • National Film Board of Canada

I Met a Man

Caroline Leaf, Canada, 1991

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 1 mins
source
  • Caroline Leaf

Slavery

Caroline Leaf, United States, 2004

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 5 mins
source
  • Ron Diamond