Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lots of great animation to see in Atlanta!

Hi animation fan!

ASIFA-Atlanta is proud to announce that we've just booked the Plaza for March 11th, at 7:30pm, to show the award-winning animated feature, "Sita Sings the Blues"!

Please take a look at a clip here:

We are still working out the details, but ASIFA-Atlanta members will receive a discount on tickets, and we'll need a couple volunteers. Please spread the word about this film if you can- the screening will be a fundraiser for Nina Paley, the filmmaker, who has gone into debt to make the film and battle copyright issues with it (see for more).

Then, on March 28th at 8pm, the Center for Puppetry Arts will be showing "Monster Road", the fascinating documentary about famous animator Bruce Bickford! The director, Brett Ingram, will do a Q&A afterwards. Don't miss it!

Details here:

Tomorrow (Friday), "Coraline" opens in theaters nationwide! Based on a story by Neil Gaiman and directed by Henry Selick ("The Nightmare Before Christmas"), it's sure to be good.

Movie times for "Coraline":

Award-winning "Waltz with Bashir" is currently playing at Midtown Art Cinema! It's an animated documentary (very unique!) about director Ari Folman's experience as an Israeli soldier; I'm really excited that it's playing in Atlanta because I've been dying to see it for a while. It should be showing at least until Febuary 12th.

Here is the film's official website:

And an article about it at AWN:

Also at Midtown Art Cinema, on Febuary 20th, the "Oscar-nomated Animated Shorts" will be shown! Films include Lavatory - Lovestory (Russia), Oktapodi (France), Le Maison en Petits Cubes (Pieces of Love, Vol. 1) (Japan), Smith & Foulkes' This Way Up (UK) and Pixar's Presto (USA), plus a bonus selection of highly acclaimed recent shorts.

This Sunday there is an Animators' Workshop at Manuel's Tavern, at 7pm, in the Eagle's Nest. See to keep up with the workshop.

Also, as usual, we have our weekly figure-drawing class at Westwood College! It's every Thursday from 8-10pm and is $5.

Take care!

-Brett W. Thompson, President of ASIFA-Atlanta

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