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In the Labyrinth

IN THE LABYRINTH was created as a multi-screen presentation for Chamber III of the Labryinth at Expo '67 in Montreal. A film without commentary in which multiple images, sometimes complementary, sometimes contrasting, draw the viewer through the different stages of a labyrinth. The tone of the film moves from great joy to wrenching sorrow; from stark simplicity to ceremonial pomp. It is life as it is lived by the people of the world, each one, as the film suggests, in a personal labyrinth. This gigantic audiovisual presentation, with 35mm and 70mm images projected onto multiple screens, became the precursor to the IMAX format. The film was reissued in 1979 in a single-screen format that was 21 minutes long.

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Produced by National Film Board of Canada. Directors: Roman Kroitor, Colin Low, Hugh O'Connor. Producers: Tom Daily, Desmond Dew, Roman Kroitor. Executive Producer: Desmond Dew. Cinematography: V. V. Dombrovsky, Georges Dufaux, Gilles Gascon, Alex Krasnov, Walter Lassally, Michel Thomas-d'Hoste. Score: Eldon Rathburn. Editor: Tom Daly.

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