Tag: Animation

GLAS Animation presents Short Films of Jérémy Clapin+I LOST MY BODY (Q&A w/ director) – November 17th, 7:30 PM

Disconnected: the short films of Jérémy Clapin + I LOST MY BODY (Q&A w/ director Jérémy Clapin in person!)

Tickets here!

Jérémy Clapin’s body of work is unique within the world of independent animation. He gained recognition through a number of ambitious, groundbreaking short films before taking the arduous path of directing his uncompromising debut feature, I LOST MY BODY, which recently won the grand prize at the International Critics Week section of the Cannes Film Festival, and the top feature prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival, Colcoa, and Animation Is Film, in addition to being released this Fall by Netflix.

The characters in Clapin’s stories navigate the world in a constant state of disconnection: from themselves and others. It is through an examination of this process of alienation and suffering that they ultimately discover who they are meant to be. Whether ominous, romantic, or redemptive, we are taken on a winding road towards acceptance and understanding of our own destiny. His work is singular in its aesthetic diversity, an evolving hybrid of techniques that is both direct and complex. In all aspects, he pushes toward innovation while remaining grounded in a distinct cinematic vision.

GLAS Animation is pleased to screen Clapin’s short films, and the feature I LOST MY BODY. Clapin (along with producer Marc Du Pontavice) will join us for a conversation about his work, and his journey as a director of independent animation.

PROGRAM:
Une histoire vertébrale (2004, 9min)
Skhizein (2008, 13min)
Palmipédarium (2012, 12min)
I Lost My Body (2019, 81min)

A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to, until they met Gabrielle.

Q&A w/ director Jérémy Clapin & producer Marc Du Pontavice

LA Chinese Film Festival – Short Film Showcase 3 – Animation and Experimental Shorts- October 27th, 12:30pm

Short Film Showcase 3 – Animation and Experimental Shorts + Q&A

FILM #1: Sister + Q&A
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?

Director: Siqi Song
Length: 8 mins

FILM #2: The Last Man on Earth Sat Alone in a Room + Q&A

“The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door …”

Director: Junyi Xiao
Length: 2.5 mins

FILM #3: Mom’s Clothes

A nonfiction reflection on being out of the closet. As a queer person of color, it’s taken me a long time to be as comfortable as I am navigating through forms of intimacy, gender, and self-worth. It doesn’t always get better, but you’re beautiful however you decide to present, including the choice of garments you decide to wear.

Director: Jordan Wong
Length: 5.5 mins

FILM #4: Splash

By the poolside an armless man bites at the arm of a woman, ready to throw himself into the pool. The splash of water breaks the tranquility of the pool like a bomb.

Director: Jie Shen
Length: 9 mins

FILM #5: The Remedy + Q&A

A Chinese herbal doctor tries to heal herself from sickness by making a soup of memory. The doctor repeatedly returns to their own childhood memories, searching out the details in each, and preparing them as a prescription. When finally all the details and fragments are chained together they make a thick bowl of soup that helps her to find one final memory…

Director: Zilai Feng
Length: 7 mins

FILM #6: UUFO

UUFO consists of 6 chapters. Each describes a memory.
Dealing with conflicting interpretations of China from the 1960s onwards, UUFO contrasts past generations’ stories with present contemplations.
UUFO stands for Universal Unidentified Flying Object.

Director: Zhuoyun (Yun) Chen
Length: 20 mins

FILM #7: Stray Cat Ah Q

Not every chance encounter will unfold a tender and long-lasting friendship; not every stray cat has a name.

Director: Mulan Fu
Length: 6 mins

Represent Film Festival – October 5th

Represent Film Festival is a short-film festival dedicated to shifting the narratives told about people of color through stories that reflect on our ever-growing dreams, realities and imaginations.

The festival aims to provide a platform for us to share our own narratives on our own terms. Whether through production, talent, or storytelling, it is essential that we have a role in the frameworks of filmmaking that allows us to reflect our own cultural, ethnic, and linguistic identities.

Presented by the Antiracist Classroom, Represent is an opportunity to discuss, deconstruct, and express what’s missing from the film industry and what we hope to see more of in the future.
The event will be hosted on Saturday, October 5th 2019 in Los Angeles, California at Downtown Independent. The festival will include a day-long program, presenting films from three genres—narrative, animation and documentary—followed by curated panel discussions that shift the narrative toward one that encompasses the wealth of talent, creativity, and diversity we seek in this field. 

Please visit this link, to purchase tickets. Student discounts and sponsored tickets for those in need are also available!

 
For more details about our event visit www.antiracistclassroom.com/representfestival or follow us on Instagram at @antiracistclassroom!
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Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal – September 26th, 9:45pm

From Emmy-winning creator, Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack) comes Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, which follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 3:15 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:45 PM
Saturday, 9/21 12:45 PM, 9:30 PM, 11:15 PM
Sunday, 9/22 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 9:30 PM
Monday, 9/23 4:15 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 2:20 PM, 6:15 PM, 9:45 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 9:30 PM
Thursday, 9/26 1:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 9:45 PM

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal – September 26th, 3:15pm

From Emmy-winning creator, Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack) comes Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, which follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 3:15 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:45 PM
Saturday, 9/21 12:45 PM, 9:30 PM, 11:15 PM
Sunday, 9/22 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 9:30 PM
Monday, 9/23 4:15 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 2:20 PM, 6:15 PM, 9:45 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 9:30 PM
Thursday, 9/26 1:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 9:45 PM

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal – September 26th, 1:30pm

From Emmy-winning creator, Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack) comes Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, which follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 3:15 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:45 PM
Saturday, 9/21 12:45 PM, 9:30 PM, 11:15 PM
Sunday, 9/22 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 9:30 PM
Monday, 9/23 4:15 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 2:20 PM, 6:15 PM, 9:45 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 9:30 PM
Thursday, 9/26 1:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 9:45 PM

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal – September 25th, 9:30pm

From Emmy-winning creator, Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack) comes Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, which follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 3:15 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:45 PM
Saturday, 9/21 12:45 PM, 9:30 PM, 11:15 PM
Sunday, 9/22 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 9:30 PM
Monday, 9/23 4:15 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 2:20 PM, 6:15 PM, 9:45 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 6:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:30 PM
Thursday, 9/26 1:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 9:45 PM