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nwFilmCenter animation screenings
« on: July 14, 2009, 10:52:30 pm »
We've received word of a couple of animation screenings at the nwFilmCenter. Here's the info:

(Please note that there is a $1 fee per ticket in addition to the quoted prices below.)

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 pm – VISITING ARTIST
Whitsell Auditorium
A pioneer in the field, British animator Paul Vester has been primarily concerned with the language of animation. Vester combines different media and techniques to create personal work that is both eclectic and referential, while producing commercial projects of astonishing range. He is the co-director of the experimental animation program at the California Institute of the Arts, and was a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, among many other awards and honors. Tonight he will screen and discuss some of his key films, including SUNBEAM (1980), PICNIC (1987), ABDUCTEES (1995), and IN THE WOODS (2008), as well as a wide-ranging selection of his television commercials and work produced for television programs. (90 min.)

Presented in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts.

Click here to read an Animation Magazine profile on Paul Vester.
Click here to visit Vester’s official site.

Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 23, 7:00 pm
Whitsell Auditorium
Director:  Nina Paley
U.S., 2008
Cartoonist Nina Paley's inspired tale of love gone wrong cheekily mixes different styles of animation into a jazzy, eye-popping epic of flying monkeys, many-headed demons, and love-weary women. Paley pairs the story of her own marital breakup with the legend of the Goddess Sita, whose unceremonious jilting is recounted in the Indian epic The Ramayana. Paley’s Busby Berkeley-like numbers, punctuated by the Betty Boop stylings of 1920s chanteuse Annette Hansha, earned her film the Best Feature prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival. (82 min.)
Presented in conjunction with PNCA’S Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts.
Your ticket to the Thursday screening will get you free admission to the Thursday, July 23 Top Down screening at 9 pm.
Click here to read Roger Ebert’s review of SITA SINGS THE BLUES.
Click here to visit the SITA official site.
All Northwest Film Center screenings, unless otherwise noted, will take place in the Whitsell Auditorium of the Portland Art Museum at 1219 SW Park Avenue.  Tickets are $8 general admission and $7 for students, seniors and Portland Art Museum members, and can be purchased in advance on our website or at the venue 30 minutes before the screening begins.
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