Best of the Bay ‘Toons

Bay Area Animation at PFA (Aug 24 & 28)

The Bay Area has a long history of artists creating exceptional animation. Two programs will showcase the unique visions and rich imaginations of animators who work or have worked locally. Enjoy their humor, journey into wonderful worlds, and even ponder a statement or two about the human race. We think you will agree that Bay Area animators rank right up there with the most creative minds in cinema. Programmed by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen and Kathy Geritz.

Wed, August 24, 7 pm, Bay Area Animated Films from the 20th Century
Thank You Mask Man (Jeff Hale, John Magnuson, 1968); Quasi at the Quackadero (Sally Cruickshank, 1975);  In Plain Sight (Jane Aaron, 1977); Furies (Sara Petty, 1977); Two Spaces (Larry Cuba, 1979); Malice in Wonderland (Vince Collins‚ 1982); Ga (Stephanie Maxwell, 1984); Luxo Jr., (John Lasseter, 1986); Dance of the Stumblers, (Steve Segal, 1987); Paradisia (Marcy Page, 1988); Eights (Seth Olitzky, 1993) and Canhead, (Tim Hittle, 1996 [Oscar nomination]).

Sunday, August 28, 7 pm, Bay Area Animated Films from the 21th Century
Extreme Man and Insane Boy
, (Webster Colcord, 2001); Fetch (Nina Paley, 2002); The Hunger Artist, (Tom Gibbons, 2002); Hide and Seek (Charlie Canfield‚ 2005);  Los ABCs (John Jota Leanos, 2005);  Doxology (Michael Langan‚ 2007); Loom (Scott Kravitz‚2006); Fu-De (The Brush) (Charlie Corriea, 2010);  No Robots (Kimberly Knoll and Yung-Han Chang‚ 2010); Pirate Scum, (Patrick Lakes, 2010); and Enrique Wrecks the World (David Chai, 2010).  Plus see Prehistoric Poultry (1916), by the Bay Area’s first great animator, Willis O’Brien (King Kong).

For tickets and more information, visit the PFA Website.

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One Response to Best of the Bay ‘Toons

  1. K.C. says:

    For those of you who missed seeing your work screened, you missed another impressive event as the audience was larger, just as appreciative as the crowd on Wed. night (every film got applause and they laughed in the right places), the projection and sound excellent and to top it off 6 animators took part in the Q & A. People remarked that both nights were filled with a rich varierty of high quality productions.

    After the Q & A 15 of us adjourned to the only place open after 10 on a Sunday night, an Indian restaurant. The conversations were much better than the OK food. When we left a lot of “lets stay in touch” comments were made. I think some positive networking/friendships took place and hopefully some will last.

    The artist present were Paul Naas, Charlie Correa, Tom Gibbons (and a daughter with a big Tigger stuffed toy from Winnie the Pooh), Webster Colcord, John Jolta Leanos, and Patrick Lake. Webster had been working in the Boston area, but now is working in LA on the same project (he left for LA after the Q & A as he was needed at work Mon.).

    In the Q & A all the questions were intelligent except one and that one was directed at me. An old hippie in the theatre asked me to explain Michael Langan’s Doxology. Fortunately I had looked up the word years ago so I gave him an intelligent answer and suggested he consult a member of the Catholic faith for further info.

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