Holy Crap! Free Animation Events!
Maybe this post is too long - but look at all the stuff that's going on in the next few weeks! Wow! I hope you all check www.asifaeast.com regularly. Dammit - I was out of town and missed their screening "Dinosaurs on Film" this past Saturday. I think I will have something for the Animation Art Auction.
ASIFA-East co-presents: Animated Visions
This highly unique program of nonfiction shorts features work that combines animation with documentary, underscoring the constructed and personal nature of reality. Featured titles: the Academy Award-winning Ryan, Chris Landreth, 2004, 14 min. (Canada); Flashbacks from My Past: Starry Night, Irra Verbitsky, 2004, 4 min. (U.S.); Coming to New York, Robert Castillo, 2004, 4 min. (U.S.); Mouse Heaven, Kenneth Anger, 2004, 10 min. (U.S.); and repeat screenings of The Moon and the Son, John Canemaker, 2004, 28min. (U.S.) and Doubled Up, Samantha Moore, 2004, 6 min. (U.K.) U.S. Premiere.Discussion with directors.
Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th StreetNew York, New York 10024-5192
The 2005 ASIFA-East Used Animation Art Auction And Worst Auctioneer Competition
For years you’ve been coming to the ASIFA East USED ANIMATION ART AUCTION and walking away with fabulous animation art by the hottest studios and independant animators. And you feel pretty good about it, right? You got to watch some great films, the money you spent has gone directly to ASIFA East and your apartment doesn’t look so shabby with that new art hanging up. But there’s something missing at these events and both you and i know what it is; A GOOD AUCTIONEER! How many times has that idiot Mr. Warburton yelled ‘SOLD TO BILL PLYMPTON’ and Bill Plympton isn’t even there? And is it really that hard to keep track of bidding in increments of five dollars? To him it is.
Well, this year there’s gonna be a competition to see who can be the WORST AUCTIONEER EVER. And to keep it simple, Mr. Warburton will be the ONLY contestant. That way we KNOW who will be crowned the worst and YOU, the discriminating commonsewer, can concentrate on the business at hand; BUYING USED ANIMATION ART.
“So how’s it work?” ask ye auction rookies? Well, first we’re gonna watch films by such luminaries as John R. Dilworth, Pat Smith, Bill Plympton, Fran Krause and Signe Bauman, and not to mention such stellar TV shows as Camp Lazlo, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, My Life As a Teenage Robot, The Venture Brothers, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Billy and Mandy and we even let Codename: Kids Next Door in this year. And if those names don’t make you say ‘DANG BOY!’, don’t worry. There’s even more than that. We just don’t have the room to write ‘em all down! Anyway, after you’re feeling sated by all the delicious animated goodness, we’re be auctioning off art from said films with every last dime of the money going to benefit ASIFA-East! And you get to laugh at Mr. Warburton’s crappy auctioneering in the process! Miss this and don’t be surprised if your friends talk about you behind your back even MORE than they already do! So keep Wednesday November 16th open and get your butt on down to SVA.
* Please note that while this auction is a benefit, it is also an opportunity for those in and near the business to purchase affordable animation art at non-gallery prices. Art dealers and gallery owners, please refrain from bidding on or purchasing art work lest we release ASIFA East’s starving pet wolves to ravish the coutryside in pursuit of you. Thank you.
SVA209 E. 23rd Street
5th Floor, Room 502
November ASIFA-East Screening
A Celebration of Gil Miret & Artistic VersatilityHosted by our own Howard Beckerman. Thirteen films!Gil Miret was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, designer and animator. He didn't start out to work in animation, though his father owned a screen titling studio, but his versatile skills, intelligence and good sense were well employed when he did enter the field. Gil worked at Paramount Cartoons and for Jack Zander's Pelican Films and on numerous freelance assignments for other New York studios. He was one of the original members of ASIFA-East and served on its board for many years. He took over Shamus Culhane's animation class at the School of Visual Arts and continued it as a popular instructor in that capacity for more than 25 years. His warmth and humor as well as his wry take on the human condition endeared him to family, friends and students alike. On the evening of November 16, Howard beckerman will host a tribute to Gil by screening his films and showing other works of his.
"Come on down, that is if you're still vertical", as Gil used to say.
SVA209 E. 23rd Street
3rd Floor Amphitheatre
Winsor McCay Lecture/Screening/booksigning by John Canemaker
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Little Nemo - the boy dreamer in Winsor McCay's groundbreaking 1905 comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland and his 1911 film adaptation - the Department of Film and Media presents a special evening about McCay by acclaimed animation filmmaker and historian John Canemaker. The lecture is illustrated with stunning images from Canemaker's newly expanded biography of the pioneering animator (Harry N. Abrams, 2005), followed by a screening of four of McCay's greatest films: Little Nemo (1911), How a Mosquito Operates (1912), Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), and The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918). Canemaker observes, "Little Nemo in Slumberland was unlike any comic strip seen before or since and, for Winsor McCay it represented a major creative leap, one far grander in scope, imagination, color, design, and motion experimentation than any previous McCay comic strip (or those of his peers)." Following the presentation, Canemaker signs copies of Winsor McCay: His Life and Art.
Organized by Joshua Siegel
Assistant Curator, Department of Film and Media.Special thanks to the Cinémathèque Québécoise for the loan of restored prints.
Piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman
Program 80 min.
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street