Making it (Un)real: Animated Documentary Shorts
Hybrid animated documentaries have become one of the most exciting and challenging areas of contemporary filmmaking. Traditionally, documentary and animation are placed at opposite poles of the cinematic spectrum: the aura of seriousness surrounding the social documentary, with its claims to truth and realism, and the frivolity of handmade cartoons, springing from the imagination, are seen as philosophical and political antinomies. This program features a series of short films, including two films by our guest, New York filmmaker Jacqueline Goss, which suggest the range of subjects and forms possible with this hybrid genre.
The Day Stashi Ran Out of Honey Sonia Bridge, U.K., 2000, 5 mins, B&W, 16mm, From Moving Image Distribution
Ryan Chris Landreth, Canada, 2004, 14 mins, Color, DigiBeta, From National Film Board of Canada
Capitalism Child Labor Ken Jacobs, 2006, 14 mins, Color, Digital video, From the artist
The Simpson Verdict Kota Ezawa, 2002, 3 mins, Color, Digital video, From the artist
Survivors Sheila Sofian, 1997, 16 mins, Color, 35mm, From the artist
There There Square Jacqueline Goss, 2002, 14 mins, Color, format? Silent, Digital video, From the artist
Stranger Comes to Town Jacqueline Goss, 2007, 29 mins, Color, Beta SP, From the artist
Total running time: 95 mins
*Filmmaker Jacqueline Goss regrets that she cannot attend the screening as originally planned.