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Karl Cohen Curates Bay Area Animation Screening

The Bay Area has a long history of artists creating exceptional animation.

The Bay Area has a long history of artists creating exceptional animation. This program showcases the unique visions and rich imaginations of animators who work—or have worked—locally. Enjoy their humor, journey into wonderful worlds, and even ponder a statement or two about the human race. We think you will agree that Bay Area animators rank right up there with the most creative minds in cinema.

Guest curator Karl Cohen is a passionate advocate for animation. He is the president of ASIFA, San Francisco and professor of animation history at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America, as well as hundreds of articles on animation, and is currently writing a book on animated propaganda.

These two animation programs contain adult content. Not recommended for children.

Sunday, August 28, 20117:00 pm - Twenty-First Century AnimationsIntroduced by Karl Cohen. Filmmakers in Person. Guest curated by animation specialist Karl Cohen, this program features Bay Area animation since 2000. Includes works by Nina Paley, Tom Gibbons, John Jota Leaños, Michael Langan, David Chai, and others. (72 mins)

The screening with take place at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. For more information or to buy tickers, visit

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