Off-Site Film: LACMA9 Animation Program

Friday, June 27, 2014 | 8:30 pm
Total running time: 57 minutes

Short films are nimble shape shifters, embodying a latitude of expression that longer works often cannot. LACMA9 presents a collection of all ages-friendly shorts, from beloved children's classics to auteur films celebrating people and places. 

Origin
2011, three minutes, not rated
Animated by Jessica Poon
In this hand-drawn animation, a mommy water droplet sends off her child into the world with some parting advice: “The river you don’t know is full of adventure, but also danger.”

The Sasquatch and the Girl 
2010, three minutes, not rated
Animated by Trevor Jones

Through animated shadow play and narration by the great American Oglala Lakota activist Russell Means, we hear the legend of why the Sasquatch must hide.

When I Grow Up
2012, three minutes, not rated
Animated by Jasmin Lai

A girl doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. 

Basque Arborglyph Monoprint 
2013, one minute, not rated
Animated by Gina Marie Napolitan

A simple loop of a Basque arbor-glyph figure strolling through the woods. Each frame is an individually painted and pressed monoprint.

Face in the Window 
2013, one minute, not rated
Animated by Gina Marie Napolitan

Toy blocks photographed through the viewfinder of an old Kodak Brownie Reflex, owned by the filmmaker’s grandfather.  

Kudryavka
2010, two minutes, not rated 
Animated by Gina Marie Napolitan 

A brief hypnagogic vision of the Soviet Space Dog training program. 

Little Boat 
2011, four minutes, not rated
Animated by Nelson Boles

A little boat takes a big journey.

Can We Be Happy Now 
2012, three minutes, not rated
Animated by Tahnee Gehm

A man in a grey, drab world is awakened to the beauty and happiness of the natural world around him. 

Belly
2011, eight minutes, not rated
Animated by Julia Pott

When a sudden undertow drags his brother to the ocean floor, Oscar and his friend risk life and love to rescue him.

Piece of Cake 
2009, four minutes, not rated
Animated by Eliza Ivanova

A bittersweet glance at an all-too-familiar tale of people’s misjudgment of one another. 

Wonder Hospital
2010, 12 minutes, not rated
Animated by Beomsik Shimbe Shim

Baited by the “after” images seen on plastic-surgery ads, a girl journeys through the wards of a surreal “wonder hospital” that promises to change her perception of physical beauty.

Will
2012, five minutes, not rated
Animated by Eusong Lee

A moving fictionalized account of one father and daughter’s morning, on September 11, 2001, New York City.

The Mantis Parable 
2011, eight minutes, not rated
Animated by Josh Staub

A humble caterpillar gets trapped in a bug collector’s jar, and is in need of a helping hand.  Beautifully animated, the Mantis Parable transmits a timeless, cautionary tale of mercy and persecution.

In conjunction with the Inglewood Art + Film Lab presented by LACMA, watch a diverse selection of films—international classics, shorts, independents, and animated films—that are sure to capture your imagination. All screenings (except June 27) take place in the Waddingham Lecture Hall of the Inglewood Library.

Inglewood City Hall, Inglewood | 8:30 pm
Free and open to the public
Note: Screenings take place outside of Inglewood City Hall, 1 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood , CA 90301.

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