Shorts 2: Close Encounters of the Animated Kind

Shorts 2: Close Encounters of the Animated Kind

95 Minute Running Time

The best animated shorts of the year. Bring hungry eyes.

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Films and Events in Program...

  • Audition


    Netherlands , 2012 , 6 min.
    Director: Udo Prinsen Conveyed with elegant simplicity, this is the story of a young Auschwitz prisoner auditioning for the camp’s orchestra.... more
  • Blik


    Netherlands , 2012 , 8 min.
    Director: Bastiaan Schravendeel The charming tale of a boy who moves to a new neighborhood and falls for the older “girl next door.”... more
  • Cadaver


    USA , 2011 , 8 min.
    Director: Jonah D. Ansell Drawn entirely using Sharpie markers, this macabre tale uses the voices of Kathy Bates, Christopher Lloyd, and online wunderkind Tavi Gevinson to perfect effect in an account of a cadaver who wakes up to say a final farewell.... more
  • Edmond Was a Donkey

    Edmond Was a Donkey

    Canada , 2012 , 15 min.
    Director: Franck Dion Edmond has always been a bit of an outsider but it is still a surprise to see the unorthodox route he takes to learn how to be true to himself.... more
  • Into Spring

    Into Spring

    Netherlands , 2012 , 4 min.
    Director: Udo Prinsen The U.S. premiere of Prinsen’s latest short, which perfectly captures everyone’s favorite season with clever animation, plus music by the legendary jazz percussionist Han Bennink.... more
  • The Maker

    The Maker

    USA , 2011 , 5 min.
    Director: Christopher Kezelos Featuring amazingly creative stop-action animation, The Maker has won international acclaim for its touching tale of “the maker,” obsessed with making the most beautiful creation ever. Told with no dialogue and set to the gorgeous music of Paul Halley.... more
  • My Little Underground

    My Little Underground

    Canada , 2012 , 7 min.
    Director: Elise Simard Simard combines her own memories and narration, experimental photography, and evocative drawings to take the viewer on a cinematic journey.... more
  • Old Man

    Old Man

    USA , 2012 , 6 min.
    Director: Leah Shore Seven minutes of compelling animated images set to the actual recordings of phone conversations between Canadian author Marlin Marynick and the notorious Charles Manson.... more
  • Paula


    Canada , 2012 , 11 min.
    Director: Dominic Etienne Simard Inspired by a news report, Simard takes animation to new levels of social consciousness with the story of Paula, whose life as a streetwalker intersects with that of a young neighbor.... more
  • The Pub

    The Pub

    United Kingdom , 2011 , 8 min.
    Director: Joseph Pierce The booze is flowing and the pub’s patrons grow scary in this prize-winning short featuring Joseph Pierce’s idiosyncratic black-and-white illustrations.... more
  • Wolf Dog Tales

    Wolf Dog Tales

    USA , 2012 , 7 min.
    Director: Bernadine Santistevan A Native American fable is told using extraordinarily challenging animation techniques.... more
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Today's Showtimes

Captain Fantastic
1:50 PM
4:30 PM
2:00 PM
The Intervention
2:10 PM
4:40 PM
7:00 PM
The Childhood of a Leader
4:20 PM
7:20 PM

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