2016 MVIFF – ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASEInternational | 2016 | 60 mins. | Rated R | Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Short Film
Saturday September 10, 2016
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators.
PLEASE NOTE- Bill informs me “there is full frontal male and female nudity as well as foul language and sexual content in the program.”
The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award nominee for his animated films, including a nomination in 1987 for the animated film YOUR FACE. His cartoons have appeared in a variety of well-known publications, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vogue.
About BILL PLYMPTON:
An Oscar-nominated animator and cartoonist, Bill Plympton has been amusing and provoking audiences with his surrealist, off-kilter take on everyday life for years. Born in Portland, Oregon, on April 30, 1946, Plympton developed a fascination with animation as a child. Frequently trapped indoors due to Oregon’s rainy climate, he spent hours nurturing both his drawing skills and animation. At the age of 14, he sent some of his cartoons to Disney, only to be told that he was too young to work as an animator, but that his drawings showed promise. After college and a stint in the National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War, Plympton moved to New York City, where he began serving a long tenure as an illustrator, cartoonist, and magazine designer. His illustrations graced the pages of such diverse publications as The New York Times, Vogue, House Beautiful, Penthouse, Rolling Stone, and Glamour. In 1975 he began the cartoon strip Plympton in the Soho Weekly News. By 1981, the strip was syndicated in over 20 newspapers throughout the country.
When a young man’s ideal wedding proposal is put in jeopardy, he is forced to dive into unknown waters to salvage his plans.
3. SLOW WAVE by Andy Kennedy (03:33 mins)
4. PANGS by Wendy Cong Zhao (01:42 mins)
Wading through bodily and emotional pangs.
In 1986, Andy London had a small, forgettable role in the Glen Cove High School production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”. But what happened when the curtains closed...is the stuff of legend.
A short film about aggression and escalation.
Hilarity to be had as fat kid's prank on his old man sets him down an irreversible path to calamity.
Patti Smith talks about her art and career.
9. SHIFT by Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu (05:23 mins)
A fictional tribute to Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon. What begins as a small boy’s over-scheduled, over supervised, boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey.
In a world where people's hearts are on the outside and exhibit the qualities of a pet, Mary loses her lovable Skip only to rediscover herself and learn what it truly means to "follow your heart."
A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.
The sixth episode in the Oscar-nominated "Guard Dog" series, where our hero is a drug-sniffing guard dog at an airport, resulting in drug-fueled mayhem involving passengers and pilots.