Varsity 3 Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 6:40 pm
Director(s): Trisha Johansen, Casey Pyke
Flying robots lead a curious robotic canine on an exciting chase through a futuristic, abandoned city. (Plays in Animation Shorts and Locals Only 1)
This film is playing as part of the Free Locals Only Programs. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.
Bits and Pieces - a short from Jordan
Director(s): Ben Mandell, Jackie Sawiris
Jordanian women and men of various ages and socioeconomic backgrounds candidly discuss perceptions of the Middle East: Jordan's place in the world, the impact of globalization, the complexity of being Muslim, homosexuality and tolerance, the hatta and its association with terrorism, what it means to be Palestinian, the desire for peace, and the need for understanding between cultures. Their voices are accompanied by handmade mosaics - resulting in a mesmerizing blend of traditional culture and contemporary insights.
Director(s): Ari Gibson, Eddie White
In a city of singing cats, a lonely beat poet falls for a beautiful siren. When a mysterious dark figure emerges, kidnapping the town’s singers for his twisted musical plans, the poet must save his muse and put an end to the nefarious tune that threatens to destroy the city. [language, subtitles]
The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger
Director(s): Bill Plympton
A young cow sees a billboard celebrating hamburgers, and goes off to become a star- breaking his mother's heart in the process. Until he gets to the factory. Then our little star becomes a hero. Directed by Bill Plympton, 2009 AIFF Artistic Achievement Award recipient.
Director(s): Scot Hampton
This stop-motion film stars Professor Weston, Silly Patty and Howell the Owl as they journey throughout the Focal Kingdom searching for dinner. This innovative film is composed entirely of macro-photographed hardware pieces from disassembled vintage/antique cameras.
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
Director(s): Nicky Phelan
We all know the Grimm fairytales. Granny's are grimmer.... Once upon a time there was a granny who dreamed of being the best granny in the whole world. Unfortunately, this granny was tormented by a lifetime of rage against the world and everyone in it. But she wouldn't let her bitterness and resentment slip into a bedtime story…would she? Oscar nominated for Short Film: Animation.
Director(s): Bill Plympton
The fourth film in the famed Oscar-nominated "dog" series includes more misadventures from our plucky canine, as he fends off an obese dog, attacking oysters, and a wayward killer violin bow, while trying to win the love of his heart's desire. Directed by Bill Plympton, 2009 AIFF Artistic Achievement Award recipient.
Director(s): Damon Wolf, Lee Wolochuk
A moosehead looks on as a competitive game of checkers morphs into so much more. See these filmmakers' other film Have a Ball
In the middle of a dry, desolate landscape stands Tower 37: a shimmering water processing station siphoning every last drop of moisture from a once pristine lake. Day in and day out, the station’s lone steward monitors the tower's activities, never realizing that Tower 37 is slowly destroying an entire ecosystem. But when two unexpected guests arrive, the tower’s operator learns the high cost of his ignorance.
Tales of Mere Existence (2010)
A collection of quirky animations about social confusion, sex, and alienation. Narrated and illustrated in "real time," this is the comedy of self obsession...the stuff people think about but never say aloud. [adult content]