Joe Loya, former bank robber and author of The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell, recalls the first time he robbed a bank, in this noirish animated short from acclaimed directors Sam Chou and Alix Lambert.

Short Cuts Canada

CRIME: Joe Loya - The Beirut Bandit

Alix Lambert, Sam Chou

Playing as part of Short Cuts Canada Programme 5

Joe Loya, a former bank robber, recalls his first heist, in this noir-inspired animated documentary by Alix Lambert and Sam Chou. Based on an excerpt from Lambert's book Crime and featuring Chou's chiaroscuro drawings, Joe Loya is fast, fun and illuminating. Breaking the law has rarely looked so stylish.

ALEX ROGALSKI

Screenings

Wed Sep 11

TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

Regular
9:15pm
Thu Sep 12

TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Industry
8:45am
Thu Sep 12

TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Regular
2:30pm