Curated by Sam Gurry
Animation Brüt is a rejection of conventional storytelling and image making. It embraces the gestural, the fervent, and the fevered dreamers of sequential imagery. Animation has limits, Animation Brüt embraces them and licks the wrapping for more flavour. Featuring CGI lacerations, hammered steel stop motion, and queer yearnings fuzzed out on magnetic tape. Curated by Sam Gurry, Animation Brüt is a night of experimental animation, presenting 12 films by creators outside the traditional paradigm, seeking to break down boundaries from the inside.
LIZARD LADDER by Ted Wiggin, 2020. 5’30 min.
WINDOWS_H264_01 by Ingo Raschka, 2017. 1’30 min.
LESSONS IN BABY DYKE THEORY by TJ, 1995. 3 min.
AZIZ-E-MAN by Annapurna Kumar, 2021, 3’15 min.
SQUISH by Tulapop Saenjaroen, 2021, 18 min.
UP CLOSE by Sam Gurry, 2021. 3’30 min.
JULIA by Julian Gallese, 2018. 2’30 min.
RUISDAEL CLOUDS by James Thatcher, 2020. 1 min.
A FLOR SINGELA by Gabriel Pesso, 2021. 2’30 min.
R1CT by Natalie Baber, 2022. 4’30 min.
STILTON’S IN CHARGE by Jonni Phillips & Victoria Vincent, 2016. 4’30 min.
CANDY KISSES by Allyson Mitchell, 1999. 3 min.
HEAVY METAL TEDDY BEAR by Nanny Lynn, 1994. 7’30 min.
Post-screening Q&A with Sam Gurry, Ted Wiggin & James Thatcher. With thanks to Jackie Turpin.
This festival is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.
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