2016 MVIFF – ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASE

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BILL PLYMPTON

Saturday September 10, 2016

SPECIAL EVENT

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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BILL PLYMPTON

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.

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maxresdefaultAbout 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.

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THE ANIMATED SHOWCASE FILMS:
1. TAKING THE PLUNGE by Thaddaeus Andreades (06:42 mins)

When a young man’s ideal wedding proposal is put in jeopardy, he is forced to dive into unknown waters to salvage his plans.


2. THE BALLAD OF HOLLAD ISLAND HOUSE  by Lynn Tomlinson (04:19 mins)
A true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay.

SLOW WAVE3. SLOW WAVE by Andy Kennedy (03:33 mins)

Sleep Disturbances from outside and within.

PANGS4. PANGS by Wendy Cong Zhao (01:42 mins)

Wading through bodily and emotional pangs.


Our crappy town5. OUR CRAPPY TOWN by Andy London & Carolyn London (08:37 mins)

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.


Too many crows6. THERE'S TOO MANY OF THESE CROWS  by Morgan Miller (03:46 mins)

A short film about aggression and escalation.


Prank time7. A PRANK TIME by Jaime Rodriguez (03:53 mins)

Hilarity to be had as fat kid's prank on his old man sets him down an irreversible path to calamity.


Patti Smith8. PATTI SMITH by Pat Smith (04:52 mins)

Patti Smith talks about her art and career.


Shift9. SHIFT by Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu (05:23 mins)


Taking Flight10. TAKING FLIGHT by Brandon Oldenburg (05:19 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.


Follow your heart11. FOLLOW YOUR HEART by Inklings Creative (07:15 mins)

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."


perfect houseguest12. PERFECT HOUSE GUEST by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata (01:40 mins)

A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.


cop dog13. COP DOG by Bill Plympton (Work-in-Progress) (6 mins)

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.


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