Animated Expressions I

Shorts Program


Green Hills Cinema - Theater 15 Sat, Apr 19, 2008 5:00 PM
Green Hills Cinema - Theater 4 Thu, Apr 24, 2008 2:45 PM


Total Running Time: 89 min.

Order to be announced.

Instructional films, unsolvable riddles, confessional letters and once-in-a lifetime interviews. These animated stories will take you back in time, uncover secrets of the fairer sex, and, above all, entertain you with an assortment of imaginative animation styles.

In Dennis Tupicoff's Chainsaw, (Australia 2007, 24 min.) romance is a very dangerous beast indeed.

A flock of roosting crows are threatened by the advancing shadows at dusk in Crow Moon (Selina Cobley, UK 2006, 5 min.)

Kools are smoked in the yellow house, the Ukrainian drinks tea, but who owns the zebra? Can you solve Einstein’s Riddle (Gina Kamentsky, USA 2007, 4 min.)?

Colin takes his dog Cumberland to the park for a game of Fetch (Dana Dorian, UK 2006, 2 min.).

Josh Raskin's I Met the Walrus (Canada 2007, 6 min.) weaves traditional pen sketches, digital illustration and an interview with John Lennon about peace, captured by a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic in 1969 in a Toronto hotel room.

Nancy Jean Tucker tells the story of the end of the world as it happens in Kentucky Kingdom (USA 2008, 6 min.).

A curious nun ventures into the darker side of her animated world in Lapsus, Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina 2007, 4 min.).

In A Letter to Colleen, (Carolyn & Andy London, USA 2007, 9 min.) Andy, who has been haunted by the events of his eighteenth birthday for years, attempts to put his demons to rest.

Two buddies overcome an unfortunate incident on their daily commute in Timothy Heath's The Plush Life (USA 2007, 4 min.).

Simulacra (Tatchapon Lertwirojkul & Shuhan Yang, USA 2007, 5 min.) explores a planet populated entirely by robots - with one exception.

Teat Beat of Sex (Signe Baumane, USA 2007, 4 min.) is a shocking take on sex from a woman's point of view.

Michelle Meeker's When I Grow Up (USA 2007, 7 min.) juxtaposes the boundless ambition of youthful expectations with the unpredictable- and sometimes tragic -realities we end up living. An international team of 12 artists each bring their unique visions to a series of interviews with children and elders.

Wibbel-Ich & Glück (Janina Arendt, Austria 2007, 3 min.) is a filmic-graphic study living from the lightness of a daydream, uniting the rhythmic pulsation of the images with music to engage the viewer in its upbeat state of mind.

Characters burst through yesterday's emulsion to tell the conflicting story of Frank and Charlie who sacrifice their morals to find love as the two worlds collide in Yours Truly (Osbert Parker, UK 2006, 7 min.).

In attendance: Carolyn & Andy London, Nancy Jean Tucker.

For PRINT SOURCES, see individual films in SHORTS listing.