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Bay Area Animation

August 24, 2011 - August 28, 2011

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These two animation programs contain adult content. Not recommended for children.

The Bay Area has a long history of artists creating exceptional animation. These two programs showcase the unique visions and rich imaginations of animators who work—or have worked—locally. Enjoy their humor, journey into wonderful worlds, and even ponder a statement or two about the human race. We think you will agree that Bay Area animators rank right up there with the most creative minds in cinema.

Karl Cohen is a passionate advocate for animation. He is the president of ASIFA, San Francisco and professor of animation history at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America, as well as hundreds of articles on animation, and is currently writing a book on animated propaganda.

Karl Cohen
Guest Curator

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
7:00 p.m. Twentieth-Century Animations
Introduced by Karl Cohen. Filmmakers in Person. Guest curated by animation specialist Karl Cohen, this program showcases a wide range of inventive work made in the Bay Area between 1968 and 1996. Includes Thank You Mask Man by Jeff Hale and John Magnuson, Sally Cruikshank’s Quasi at the Quackadero, John Lasseter’s Luxo Jr., and Marcy Page’s Paradisia. (70 mins)

Sunday, August 28, 2011
7:00 p.m. Twenty-First Century Animations
Introduced by Karl Cohen. Filmmakers in Person. Guest curated by animation specialist Karl Cohen, this program features Bay Area animation since 2000. Includes works by Nina Paley, Tom Gibbons, John Jota Leaños, Michael Langan, David Chai, and others. (72 mins)