A DJ and a former teacher recall the stranger-than-fiction night that a motorcycle gang crashed a middle school dance in this one-of-a-kind 3D animated documentary.

Short Cuts Canada

The Chaperone 3D

Fraser Munden, Neil Rathbone

Playing as part of Short Cuts Canada Programme 5

One memorable night in the 1970s, a motorcycle gang crashed a Montreal middle-school dance. In this 3D animated documentary, a retired schoolteacher and a DJ recall their heroic exploits that fateful evening. Combining rotoscope technology, puppets, miniature stop-motion, and live-action kung fu, The Chaperone is a story too crazy not to be true.

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