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  • Altair

    Altair

    USA , 1995 , 8 min. “Altair offers a cutout-animation version of color film noir. The images were culled from six late-’40s issues of Cosmopolitan magazine and set to an almost four-minute segment of Stravinsky’s Firebird (looped twice) to create a sinister, perfumed world.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • The Animation of Man

    The Animation of Man

    Netherlands , 2012 , 3 min. An ornery animated figure makes life difficult for its creator... more
  • Chopper

    Chopper

    Netherlands , 2012 , 2 min. A wildly popular animated look at the “circle of life.”... more
  • Daylight Moon

    Daylight Moon

    USA , 2002 , 13 min. “Of all the films I’ve made using collage … this one gets the closest to what I’m after,” says Lewis Klahr of his film, which Wexner Center for the Arts film curator Chris Stults called “one of the most exhilarating explorations of light, shadow, color, rhythm, and melancholy in recent cinema.”... more
  • The Diver

    The Diver

    USA , 2013 , 14 min. The Diver is an animated tale that follows the strange and fantastical life of a plastic toy diver out on his own... more
  • Elsa Kirk

    Elsa Kirk

    USA , 1999 , 5 min. Lewis Klahr’s “hieroglyphic montage” trilogy began with photo contact sheets of three actress/models the filmmaker found in a New York thrift store. One was named and dated—Elsa Kirk, Feb 22 ’63. “I found myself intrigued by the strong sense of fiction and document in these photos,” says Klahr... more
  • The End of Pinky

    The End of Pinky

    Canada , 2013 , 8 min. Gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations, a warm palette, and mysterious voice-over create an animated noir story about murder and revenge in the lives of those on the fragile edges of society... more
  • Engram Sepals

    Engram Sepals

    USA , 2000 , 6 min. “A Buddhist noir—the dead body remembers.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • A Girl Named Elastika

    A Girl Named Elastika

    Canada , 2012 , 4 min. A spirited stop-motion look at the life of a little girl made of rubber bands... more
  • Gloria Victoria

    Gloria Victoria

    Canada , 2013 , 7 min. The music of Shostakovich provides the backdrop for this stunningly powerful animated look of the horror of war... more
  • Her Fragrant Emulsion

    Her Fragrant Emulsion

    USA , 1987 , 11 min. “An obsessional homage to the ’60s B-film actress Mimsy Farmer. The film’s visceral collage images act as a metaphor for sensuality and move in and out of sync with the soundtrack to evoke the distancing and intimacy cycles that are common in love relationships.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • Hollow Land

    Hollow Land

    Canada , 2013 , 14 min. Using clay puppets, cutouts and breathtakingly beautiful drawings, the film tells the tale of devoted married couple Berta and Solomon, always in the company of their trusty bathtub, struggling to find a place to call home... more
  • Marcel, King of Tervuren

    Marcel, King of Tervuren

    USA , 2012 , 6 min. Inspired by Europe’s bird-flu epidemic, this colorful saga salutes the resourceful rooster who evades the authorities and lives to crow another day... more
  • Noah

    Noah

    Canada , 2013 , 18 min. In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behavior (and romance) in the digital age... more
  • Oh Willy...

    Oh Willy...

    Belgium , 2011 , 17 min. This wildly successful animated treat has everything: a world covered with fuzzy wool, a tender story with just a touch of surrealistic fantasy, a nudist-colony setting, and, at its center, the middle-aged “hero,” Willy... more
  • Ouverture

    Ouverture

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. Simple line drawings, first-rate piano music by J.S. Bach, and the tale of a little girl whose life—literally—is so full of music that she has cascading musical notes pouring out of her heart... more
  • Parasit

    Parasit

    Austria , 2013 , 8 min. In Nikki Schuster´s stop-motion-animation Parasit, organic and non-organic, documentary and animation engage in luminous mutations. Billy Roisz’s experimental, smoldering soundtrack accompanies the unfolding of bizarre microcosms in the depths of trees and crevices... more
  • Pony Glass

    Pony Glass

    USA , 1997 , 15 min. “The story of comic-book character Jimmy Olsen’s secret life. In this 15-minute cutout animation, Superman’s pal embarks on his most adult adventure ever as he navigates the treacherous shoals of early-’60s romance, trying to resolve a sexual identity crisis of epic proportions.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • Put a Lid on It

    Put a Lid on It

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. A hip, back-alley cat makes the “scene,” complete with an infectious jazz score, libations, dogs, and even a few ants... more
  • The Rain Couplets

    The Rain Couplets

    USA , 2012 , 14 min. “Kiss the Rain and The Street of Everlasting Rain are part of The Rain Couplets, a new subset of my ongoing Prolix Satori project. Like my other Couplets, they grapple with romantic love, time, and the nuances of repetition.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • Shorts 1: Close Encounters of the Animated Kind

    Shorts 1: Close Encounters of the Animated Kind

    95 min. For the program that is always a favorite for adult animation fans, this year’s selections provide enchanting stories using hand-drawn images, collage, found objects, stop motion, computers, and a great deal of imagination... more
  • Soup of the Day

    Soup of the Day

    Canada , 2013 , 4 min. Award-winning animator Lynn Smith brings her colorful paintings to life in this comic story of the culinary conflict between a husband and wife... more
  • Truth Has Fallen

    Truth Has Fallen

    USA , 2013 , 60 min. Impressionistic animation accompanies voice-over accounts of three Americans wrongfully incarcerated for crimes they didn’t commit. Director and USC professor Shelia Sofian challenges the hubristic misconception that we have “the greatest justice system in the world.”... more
  • Two Hours to Zero

    Two Hours to Zero

    USA , 2004 , 9 min. “Two Hours to Zero is an ecstatic nine-minute Ben Day ballet accompanied by Rhys Chatham’s monumental Guitar Trio. Pure Pop for Noir people.”—Chris Stults, Film Comment... more
  • What Do We Have in Our Pockets?

    What Do We Have in Our Pockets?

    USA , 2012 , 4 min. Using both animation and live action, this might be the most romantic film of the year, especially if you like your romance on the quirky side... more
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