Sunday. September 30, 2018
1 p.m.

San Francisco State's Coppola Theater
Free, bring a friend

With guest animators Alison Snowden and David Fine in person

Alison Snowden and David Fine are the Oscar winning creators of numerous short films, animated TV series, and ads.

They have been working together since they met at film school in London and now reside in Vancouver, BC.


  • Etreintes / Embraced by Justine Vuylsteker, France/Canada (3 min)
    A beautiful tone poem by a young French animator using NFB's Alexeieff-Parker pinscreen, which animates the shadows cast by 500,000 tiny sliding pins.
  • Skin for Skin by Kevin D. A. Kurytnik and Carol Beecher (15 min)
    A visual tour-de-force depicting a horrific canoe trip by 19th century fur traders on a tributary of Hudson Bay.
  • Le Sujet / The Subject by Patick Bouchard (10 min)
    The ultimate out-of-body experience as a live-action Bouchard dissects a life-size model of himself. Does that make this an auto-autopsy?
  • Alison Snowden and David Fine Retrospective
    • Animal Behaviour (14 min, their new film)
      Creatures of various species share their neuroses in a hilarious group therapy session animated by this multiple Oscar nominated couple.
    • Second Class Mail (4 min)
      Alison was nominated for an Oscar in 1985. Their first film is a comic look at a mature woman's search for a satisfying companion.
    • George and Rosemary (10 min)
      Nominated in 1987 (with Eunice Macauley) A wistful and absurd comedy of a geriatric love affair. Part of NFB's program on aging.
    • Bob's Birthday (12 min)
      Oscar winner in 1994. This tongue-in-cheek portrait of a dentist's mid-life crisis spawned the long-running television series Bob and Margaret on Comedy Central. They also collaborated on the Shaun the Sheep television series for Aardman Animations.

Alison and David will do a Q and A. The NFB will also show a trailer and discuss new works in production.

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