Monday, October 06, 2008

Animations playing this week at Local Sightings at the NWFF

Monday, Oct. 6, 9pm
Imagined Worlds

Animators, more than any other kind of filmmaker, can deliver entirely new and unique landscapes to the screen. Among the worlds to explore are an unwelcoming zoo of trapped oddities, the high seas littered with gargantuan sea monsters (but very few eligible bachelors) and the fiery mindset of an early twentieth century poet and propagandist.
For the Werewolf Have Sympathy
(Drew Christie, Sammamish, 2008, 3min.)
Charcoal and wax pastels on newsprint illustrate Cult-folk-genius Michael Hurley's song The Werewolf from his 1971 album Armchair Boogie.

F.T. Marinetti's Futurist Manifesto
(Drew Christie, Sammamish, 2008, 6min.)
The 1909 futurist manifesto written by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti is interpreted with live action and animation. Inspired by the artwork and design of Norman Bel Geddes and Raymond Loewy.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 9pm
2nd Annual Spletz-O-Rama Invitational: Seven Deadly Sins!

Seven world premiere short films from seven acclaimed directors created around the Seven Deadly Sins! Plus brand new animation from Drew Christie… and more! Once again, Andy Spletzer has opened his rolodex and a cornucopia of filmmaking talent poured forth. This year's talent includes feature filmmakers John Jeffcoat ("Pride") and Megan Griffiths ("Lust"), cinematographers Ben Kasulke ("Envy") and Sean Porter ("Gluttony"), playwright and storyteller Bret Fetzer ("Sloth"), the new Executive Director of the San Francisco Cinematheque Jonathan Marlow ("Greed"), and Seattle treasure John Kiester ("Anger"). In addition, the introductory film is being created by filmmaker Matthew Levinthal. Don't commit the sin of omission. Cleanse your soul in the cathedral that is Northwest Film Forum. One night only!

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