Film Club – 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Thursday Feb 9, Doors open at 7PM – screening begins at 7:30pm.
Meetings are every second Thursday of the month.

Empress Theatre Film Club Meeting and Screening – 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

The Animation Show of Shows is the finest selection of award-winning animated shorts from around the world. It returns for its second year in theaters with 12 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include “About a Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” Disney/Pixar’s sweet “Piper,” and the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey “Pearl” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne. The show also features a late-night bonus of four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences.

Featuring techniques ranging from hand-drawn to stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, the 16 extraordinary films in this program were created by animators from Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, the U.K., and the U.S. Their themes range from gay issues and civil rights, to deeply felt personal stories, to the wacky humor that animation does so well. Many have garnered awards from prestigious festivals around the world.

16 Mixed Films (90 min.) listed below. There will be a 5 minute intermission after the 12th film to allow children 13 years and under to leave as the last four films (Corpus, Blue, Manoman and All Their Shades) contain mature themes.

• Stems – Ainslie Hendersen (Scotland)
• Shift – Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu (U.S.)
Pearl – Patrick Osborne (U.S.) – Nominated for an Academy Award
• Crin-crin – Iris Alexandre (Belgium)
• Mirror – Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass (U.S.)
• Last summer in the garden – bekky O’Neil (Canada)
• Waiting for the New Year – Vladimir Leschiov (Latvia)
Piper – Alan Barillaro (U.S.) – Nominated for an Academy Award
• Bøygen – Kristian Pedersen (Norway)
• Afternoon Class – Seoro Oh (Korea)
• About a Mother – Dina Velikovskaya (Russia)
• Exploozy – Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, & John McGowan (U.S.)
• Inner Workings – Leo Matsuda (U.S.)
Mature Films:
• Corpus – Marc Héricher (France)
• Blue – Daniela Sherer (Israel)
• Manoman – Simon Cartwright (England)
• All Their Shades – Chloé Alliez (Belgium)

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General Admission:

Free Admission for Film Club Members – $10 for member guests and general public

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Date(s) - Thu, Feb 9, 2017
7:00 pm

Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo

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