Independent animator and two-time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton is presenting an evening of animation, which will qualify shorts from around the world for Oscar consideration. Handpicked from the festival circuit, the shorts are: DOXOLOGY by Michael Langan (U.S.), VETERINARIAN by Signe Baumane (U.S./Latvia), CHAINSAW by Dennis Tupicoff (Australia), HOT DOG by Bill Plympton (U.S.), A LETTER TO COLLEEN by Carolyn and Andy London (U.S.) and BERNI'S DOLL by Yann Jouette (France).
Whether it's the metaphorical world of bullfighting, the pains and pleasures of a first sexual obsession or the consuming desire for a mail-order doll, the screening takes you through the unique and striking visions of the filmmakers.
The films from this lineup have been seen at festivals such as Slamdance, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Seattle International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Toronto Short Film Festival, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and many others.
This event will have a limited run August 30 to September 1 at the Laemmle's Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, California, 90046, USA. Phone: (323) 848-3500.
Show times will be announced and tickets go on sale August 26 at www.laemmle.com.
The Laemmle has had a hand in qualifying films for Academy Award consideration for years, including THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION from John Canemaker in 2005 and Blue Sky founder Chris Wedge's BUNNY in 1998.