One cannot discuss Western Canadian experimental film without mentioning the "towering and enigmatic" Gerald Saul. Based in Saskatchewan where he is a professor of film and video in the University of Regina's Department of Media Production and Studies, Saul's work spans close to 20 years and his films number over 50. From his archetypal first dramatic feature "Wheat Soup" (1987) to his current work in hand-processing with the poetic "Toxic" series of shorts, Saul’s constantly evolving style seems impossible to categorize. As an animator, Saul brought the Screaming Banana (“I Can’t Go Home” (1987) and “Dr. Watermelon” (1990)) and many other quirky vegetables to the world. Explorations into expressionist drama with "Angst" (1990) and into eavesdropping and collage with "Dread" (1993) were springboards from which he plunged into his second feature, the unfathomably fragmented "Life Is Like Lint" (1999) and his masterpiece of Super 8, "Twenty Five Short Films In and About Saskatchewan" (1999).