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Spotlight on Animation

SDFF 31 tips its hat to the unique art of animation. Featuring some of the world's best animators, this year's Spotlight on Animation will treat audiences to varied styles from hand-drawn to claymation to computer generated.

  • An Evening with Bruce Bickford

    An Evening with Bruce Bickford

    68 min. Two of Bruce Bickford’s animated films will screen in the festival: Prometheus’ Garden and CAS’L’. The latter, a silent film, will be accompanied by a live performance from Denver band Bad Luck City.... more
  • An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt 2008

    An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt 2008

    69 min. SDFF 31 is proud to present a selection of brilliantly idiosyncratic animator Don Hertzfeldt’s classic shorts in conjunction with the exclusive regional premiere of his brand-new release, I am so proud of you.... more
  • Full-Dimensional 2-D

    Full-Dimensional 2-D

    80 min. With this collection of talents, it takes only two dimensions to tell these vivid and imaginative stories.... more
  • Idiots and Angels

    Idiots and Angels

    USA , 2008 , 78 min. In Idiots and Angels, a masterpiece of cartoon noir, animator Bill Plympton sketches the gradations between allegorical good and evil as a set of angel’s wings sprouts from our misanthropic antihero’s shoulder blades overnight.... more
  • Sita Sings the Blues

    Sita Sings the Blues

    USA , 2008 , 82 min. MUST END Thursday, July 16 35mm presentation - A feminist spoof of the ancient Hindu epic The Ramayana, Sita Sings the Blues uses a rich blend of visual styles to wed the story of a modern-day marital split to the saga of the goddess Sita, abandoned by her husband Rama. With f... more
  • The Toe Tactic

    The Toe Tactic

    USA , 2008 , 90 min. In her feature debut, Emily Hubley (daughter of pioneer animators Faith and John Hubley) weaves live action and animation into a free-form, cinepoetic narrative of loss and discovery involving a young woman in mourning—and some wisecracking cartoon dogs.... more
  • Waltz with Bashir

    Waltz with Bashir

    Israel , 2008 , 90 min. MUST END Thursday, March 5 35mm presentation - One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army... more
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