This program features stop-motion, hand-drawn, rotoscope and computer-generated animation by some of the most innovative makers in the field. From experimental masters Martha Colburn, Lewis Klahr and Kerry Laitala to anti-auteurs Bruce Alcock, Jonas Odell and Kelly Sears, up-and-comers Rodrigo Blass and Chris Perry and the Academy Award–winning work of H5, this program is packed to the hilt with frame-by-frame goodness.
Voice on the Line
Supposedly the word “hello” was invented for the telephone. If only this was true, it might begin to describe this strange conspiratorial nugget. (Kelly Sears, USA, 8 min) In GGA competition.
Alma skips through snow-covered streets. A strange doll beckons from an antique toy shop Alma enters. (Rodrigo Blass, USA, 6 min) In GGA competition.
This brilliant satire of our brand-washed consumer culture won this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. (H5, France, 16 min) In GGA competition.
This nonfiction interview proves that the only way to be a criminal is to be like Tussilago. Do it right in front of the people you are wronging like it’s all kosher. Balls! Oh, but don’t get caught. (Jonas Odell, Sweden, 14 min) In GGA competition.
A short poem set to images in motion in that charmed and lugubrious, slightly scary way that is Martha Colburn’s signature. (Martha Colburn, USA, 2 min)
Incident at Tower 37
Forget about making a mountain out of a molehill. This short does just the opposite in water. (Chris Perry, USA, 11 min) In GGA competition.
Vive la Rose
This short film is so beautiful that you’ll almost forget to wonder how it was made. (Bruce Alcock, Canada, 6 min) In GGA competition.
Wednesday Morning TWO AM
One of Lewis Klahr’s series of couplets for which a classic song receives two distinct interpretations via his Lichtenstein-echoing animation. (Lewis Klahr, USA, 7 min) In GGA competition.
The latest installment in Kerry Laitala’s synaesthetic stereoscopic chromadepth 3-D series. Glasses provided at the door! (Kerry Laitala, USA, 13 min) In GGA competition.
Additional Showtimes are:
Sun., Apr 25 / 6:30 PM / Kabuki / 1881 Post St., San Francisco
Thu, May 06 / 5:00 PM / Kabuki / 1881 Post St., San Francisco