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Screen/Society--The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows (promotional image)
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Sunday, April 14, 2019
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2:00 pm
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Introduced by Casey Herbert (AMI)
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Animation Show of Shows

Film Screening:
"The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows"

Returning to theaters across North America, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS will present 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year's show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world. The program includes the work of artists from eight countries, including nine women. Funny, moving, engaging, and thought-provoking, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS not only has something for everyone, but is a remarkable and insightful microcosm of our world.

"Because animation is such a natural medium for dealing with abstract ideas and existential concerns, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS has always included a number of thoughtful and engaging films," says founder and curator Ron Diamond. "However, more than in previous years, I believe that this year's program really offers contemporary animation that expresses deeply felt issues in our own country and around the world."

Contact: Hank Okazaki