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Animated documentaries part 2 - Rendering the Facts

Monday April 13, 2009, 8:00 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum and Cinefamily presentAnimated Documentaries part 2 – Rendering the FactsA Cocoa ScreeningAt the Silent Movie Theatre611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036 323-655-2510 Admission $12 general, $8 for Cinefamily and Filmforum membersTickets and more details for this show at

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“Animated documentaries” – isn’t that an oxymoron? No longer! Documentary has now moved past the notion that it needs to be an exact representation of reality, although many in the United States still resist the expansive concept. And animation has long included more than kids cartoons, although most people only know the films they see on Saturday morning television. But now is the time to break through the bounds of the real, to get into the minds of real people in real situations, to find visuals for events that weren’t documented, to raise issues of perception and experience and reality. Why are most animated documentaries linked still to an acceptable aural interview – an illustrated radio documentary? Where does animation fall short, and what objections does it raise? And where does it open up the realm of the possible, and provide a new way to visualize truth?

Join us as we survey the remarkable and burgeoning genre of animated documentaries.

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Monday, April 13, 2009 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 12:00pm
Los Angeles