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In Search of the Colors
 
Documentaries
8 minutes
2008
Director(s): Will Kim
U.S.A.
Thu 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
In this animated documentary, Will Kim celebrates the talents and dreams of the Alexander's House family. Through handdrawn and painterly animation techniques, Kim tells a story of his own experiences from volunteering at this home for people with developmental disabilities. [family-friendly]

Sponsor: Project A
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Documentaries
3 minutes
2008
Director(s): Tim Rauch
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
http://www.rauchbrothers.com/teaser/GITW_teaser.html
Synopsis
A WWII veteran tells his son-in-law about the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's last major offensive. In 2005, he recorded this memory through StoryCorps, the national oral history project that is featured on National Public Radio.

Sponsor: Project A
 
Shorts
5 minutes
2004
Director(s): Bill Plympton
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
http://www.plymptoons.com/gallery/gallery.html
Synopsis
Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels...what are they afraid of? This Oscar-nominated film answers that eternal question. [violence]

 
Shorts
6 minutes
2006
Director(s): Bill Plympton
U.S.A.
Thu 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
http://www.plymptoons.com/gallery/gallery.html
Synopsis
Guide Dog is the sequel to Bill Plympton's Oscar-nominated short film Guard Dog. This time around our "hero" helps people who are blin- with typically disastrous results. [family-friendly]
 
Documentaries
24 minutes
2008
Director(s): Jenny Mackenzie
U.S.A.
Thu 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
http://www.kicklikeagirlmovie.com/
Synopsis
The Mighty Cheetahs, a third grade girls soccer team, has never lost a game. In search of a greater challenge, their coach signs them up in the boys division. With humor and candor this documentary reveals the reality of boy-girl issues and what "kick like a girl" really means. [family-friendly]

2009 Audience Award Best Short Film: Dramatic or Documentary
 
Shorts
4 minutes
2008
Director(s): Bill Plympton
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
This music video for the six-piece Dutch indie band, Parson Brown, features the latest animation from Bill Plympton. Set to the moody pop tones of a longing love song, Plympton's tell-tale pencil animation unfurls a gun-blazing battle over one woman’s heart. [adult content]
 
Documentaries
7 minutes
2008
Director(s): Scott Thrift
U.S.A.
Thu 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
In late 2006, a Malawian newspaper wrote about William Kamkwmamba, a remarkable young man from a remote rural village north of the capital city. Forced to drop out of high school for lack of money, William saw a picture of a windmill in a textbook and decided to build one to power his family's home. Using found materials and scrapyard parts, he built a series of windmills which would change his and his family's life. A visit to America reinforces his dreams to complete his education and bring power to his country. [family-friendly,
subtitles]
 
Shorts
4 minutes
2008
Director(s): Joaquin Baldwin
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
http://www.pixelnitrate.com/media/sebastians_voodoo_trailer.mov
Synopsis
A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. A 3D animated film created at the UCLA Animation Workshop.

Sponsor: Project A
 
Documentaries
10 minutes
2008
Director(s): Stephen J. Hyde
U.S.A., Peru
Thu 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
With stunning cinematography and lively music, this documentary short offers a rare glimpse of life in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Eighty-two-year-old Maji, with her son and grandson, earn their living by harvesting glacial ice for Shikashika, a frozen delicacy they sell in town. [family-friendly, subtitles]

 
Shorts
7 minutes
2007
Director(s): Signe Baumane
U.S.A., Latvia
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis

Remembrances of virginity, and awkward attempts to abandon it, are chronicled in this merciless and candidly animated film. From the dance floor to the graveyard, Cynthia, experiences her first kiss, her first jealousy and all the hallmark firsts along the way. Some wild thoughts run through her head. She isn’t sure what she is supposed to feel but is intrigued enough to continue exploring. [adult content]

Sponsor: Project A
 
Shorts
6 minutes
2008
Director(s): Rodrigo Gudino
Canada
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoTGihrgkgM
Synopsis
Through seductively spooky and artful animation, an unusual photograph dating back to the 1930s is dissected. An investigation of its particulars reveals a tapestry of secrets hidden in the details, and a tale of kidnapping and murder captured in a haunting moment.

Sponsor: Project A
 
Documentaries
11 minutes
2007
Director(s): Jesse Erica Epstein
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
Pinocchio, Schnozola, Sir Nose…Charles grew up to be selfconscious of his prominent nose. Still, he was shocked when a teacher at his ballet academy asked him to consider plastic surgery to forward his career. Of course, there are no guarantees as to whether it'll land him a starring role. Told entirely through animation, hand drawn images breathe life into this hilarious tale of attending to rigid standards of perfection.

Sponsor: Project A
 
Shorts
12 minutes
2007
Director(s): Anna McRoberts
U.S.A.
Thu 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
The wind fisherman lives in the windiest town in the world where he "fishes" for objects that have blown away and returns them to their rightful owners. In this wildly imaginative and sweet story, Gust Town's local hero embarks on a journey in search of adventure and ends up finding himself. [family friendly]

 
Shorts
9 minutes
2008
Director(s): Shih- Ting Hung
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
This winner of the 2008 Student Academy Award in the category of animation introduces us to seven-year-old Viola, as she tries to grow up. The adventure she begins turns to surreal poetry, bringing her through adolescence, love and womanhood. From her ascension she comes, in the end, to know herself.

Sponsor: Project A

 
Shorts
2 minutes
2008
Director(s): PES
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
Learn how to cook spaghetti in stop-motion... with pick-upsticks, Rubik's cubes and pin cushions?[family-friendly]

Sponsors: Ashland Home Net, Project A
 
Shorts
2 minutes
2007
Director(s): Jeff Scher
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
A portrait of the filmmaker's son Buster from birth to the age of four. This film premiered on The New York Times.com/opinion.

Sponsor: Project A
 
Shorts
3 minutes
1987
Director(s): Bill Plympton
U.S.A.
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Sat 3:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 10:10 AM Varsity 3 RUSH
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3 RUSH
Synopsis
As a suited singer croons a ballad to his love, his own face goes through phantasmagoric changes. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short. [family-friendly]

Sponsors: Ashland Home Net, Project A

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