Animation Night – 2017
Show Title: Animation Night
Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 PM
Scent of Geranium
Director: Naghmeh Farzaneh
An autobiographical account of the the director’s unexpected experience with immigration.
The Edge of Alchemy
Director: Stacy Steers
Silent film actors Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor are appropriated from their silent features and cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and an undercurrent of hive collapse.
Two Ways Down
Director: Laura Heit
Fall into the underworld, walk, slither, wriggle, fly, burn, and return to dirt.
Director: Ray Ting
This experimental 3D film generates a state of hypnosis and illustrates the illusion of love and loneliness. Do humans feel more solitude the deeper they love?
Director: Jeremy Bessoff/Kate Raney
An experiment in two contrasting points of view: A mother assists her daughter with severe schizophrenia undergoing a massive surgery to replace her tongue.
Director: Jake Fried
Hand-drawn animation with ink, white-out and coffee generating hallucinatory vistas. The constantly modified image creates a mind-bending, frenzied evolution.
Director: Steven Vander Meer
The workings of nature and the universe are mystically and whimsically illustrated on index cards in this gorgeously hand drawn film.
The Noise of Licking
Director: Nadja Andrasev
A woman is watched every day by the neighbor’s cat, as she takes care of her exotic plants. Their perverted ritual ends when the cat disappears and a peculiar man pays her a visit.
Chateau au GO GO
Director: Steve Gentile
A kinetic romp investigating the images imprinted onto wine corks. This macro-photographed film is a frenetic history lesson in the human impulse to tame nature.
Director: Michael Cusack
After all is said and done… all that is left are memories. A man cleans out his childhood home remembering past conversations.
Director: Julian Glander
Bloop is eager to celebrate her birthday. Things get messy in her acid-pastel world when she bounces into a mysterious, looming figure.
Life with Herman H. Rott
Director: Chintis Lundgren
Herman the rat’s destructive, punk lifestyle is challenged when a tidy cat moves in. What’s worse – she has a collection of classical music records.