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18th Animation Show of Shows

The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS returns for its second year in theaters with 13 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include “About a Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” Disney/Pixar’s 2017 Academy Award® winner “Piper,” and the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey “Pearl” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne. (Note: “Piper” and “Pearl” were part of the “Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts” collection that RAW screened earlier this year).

The show also features a late-night bonus of four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences.

This year’s show includes an expanded selection of fresh student films from leading animation schools in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Korea and Russia. This is not surprising, since the most interesting and groundbreaking work is being done at these hotbeds of creativity.

Featuring techniques ranging from hand-drawn to stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, the 16 extraordinary films in this program were created by animators from Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, the U.K., and the U.S. Their themes range from gay issues and civil rights, to deeply felt personal stories, to the wacky humor that animation does so well. Many have garnered awards from prestigious festivals around the world.

The films are presented in chronological order as listed below.

*NOTE: There is a 5-minute intermission after the 13th film “Inner Workings”, which allows families with children 13 years and under to leave as the last four films (Corpus, Blue, Manoman and All Their Shades) contain mature themes.

• Stems – Ainslie Hendersen (Scotland)

• Shift – Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu (U.S.)

• Pearl – Patrick Osborne (U.S.)

• Crin-crin – Iris Alexandre (Belgium)

• Mirror – Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass (U.S.)

• Last summer in the garden – bekky O’Neil (Canada)

• Waiting for the New Year – Vladimir Leschiov (Latvia)

• Piper – Alan Barillaro (U.S.)

• Bøygen – Kristian Pedersen (Norway)

• Afternoon Class – Seoro Oh (Korea)

• About a Mother – Dina Velikovskaya (Russia)

• Exploozy – Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, & John McGowan (U.S.)

• Inner Workings – Leo Matsuda (U.S.)

*There will be a 5-minute intermission at this point to allow families with children 13 years and under to leave prior to the following four adult-themed films.

• Corpus – Marc Héricher (France)

• Blue – Daniela Sherer (Israel)

• Manoman – Simon Cartwright (England)

• All Their Shades – Chloé Alliez (Belgium)

Movie Info

102 MINUTES

CINEMA ADMISSION:

REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $5
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $4.50
SENIORS (65+): $7
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $7

REAL ART WAYS' FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.