Animation

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL

| 2013 | 91 mins | |
Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki

The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers masterfully bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its salty air, sun-drenched gardens, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking set to film (plan on ramen and pork katsu after the movie). The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to…

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Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton and Friends

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Animation showcase – A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Complete program of shorts available soon. Curated by twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton and Noelle Melody & Joy Vaccese

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Flying Paper with co-director Nitin Sawhney

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A Film by Roger Hill and Nitin Sawhney

Flying Paper tells the uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Presented in collaboration with Festival Sponsor KinderUSA, hosted by Dalell Mohmed, Executive Director The film opens in the small village of Seifa in the northern…

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2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival
hosted by the MV Film Society

| 2013 | 105 mins, , , ,

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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL The World’s First Global Film Festival FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 520 ENTRIES – FROM 49 COUNTRIES – 10 FINALISTS Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during…

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ERNEST AND CELESTINE – Ernest & Celestine offers old-fashioned delights for animation lovers of all ages

| 2013 | 80 mins | | , ,
Stéphane Aubier , Vincent Patar

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Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine is winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous festival prizes. Voiced in English language (no subtitles). Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified…

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THE LIFE AND MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST with panel discussion afterwards featuring Professor Alan Dershowitz, Judge Mark Wolf, and Dr. James Gilligan. Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us.

| 2014 | 92 minutes | | ,
Gabriel London

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Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest is a hybrid of documentary film and animation. The filmed chronicle Mark’s life – from his childhood through a modern day parole story – while the animation reveal the hyperactive world of his mind – from planning…

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MVIFF: Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton

| 2014 | 80 mins | |
Bill Plympton

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The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary animated films curated by Bill from the past year, including his new short film.  Twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton’s showcase reveals a collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Bill Plympton, a renowned American animator, cartoonist, director, screenwriter…

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THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA

| 2013 | 137 minutes | | , ,
Isao Takahata

Saturday November 29, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an…