• The Moschops
  • The Bats

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Short Animation by Jim Trainor

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Jim Trainor makes deceptively simple films that inhabit the heads of creatures and characters as they go about their lives, uncovering basic truths that carry profound spiritual depth. Animated with thick, direct lines on unregistered paper, Trainor’s films are both historical and imaginative, artifacts of a completely original mythology. His narratives are reflections of the harmony of the world: in their violence, they remain innocent, and in their simplicity, they find joy. Trainor is a professor in the Film/Video/New Media department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Films in this Screening

Leafy, Leafy Jungle

Jim Trainor, United States, 2005

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 3 mins
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Blood

Jim Trainor, United States, 2004

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 3 mins
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The Bat and the Virgin

Jim Trainor, United States, 1997

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 3 mins
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  • Jim Trainor

Plants

Jim Trainor, United States, 1994

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 3 mins
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  • Jim Trainor

Torn Up

Jim Trainor, United States, 1994

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 3 mins
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  • Jim Trainor

The Presentation Theme

Jim Trainor, United States, 2008

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 14 mins
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  • Jim Trainor

Harmony

Jim Trainor, United States, 2004

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 12 mins
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  • Jim Trainor

The Magic Kingdom

Jim Trainor, United States, 2002

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
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The Moschops

Jim Trainor, United States, 2000

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 13 mins
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The Bats

Jim Trainor, United States, 1998

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 8 mins
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  • Jim Trainor