Over the last four years ANIMATION FIRST has become of one the hidden treasures of the film festival season. Highlighting a whole bunch of animated films you either need to see or haven't heard of, the festival is a grand buffet of delights for the eyes and hearts. It is one of the best programmed festivals I cover every year
With the cost of the whole festival being only 20 bucks you can't not attend. Running from the 5th to the 15th this is two weeks of great animation with everything other than CALAMITY JANE and the special events available to watch at any time during the festival. Everything I've seen, which is almost all the features and a few of the shorter films are worth seeing.
While I want to say see it all the films I recommend most are
CALAMITY JANE (This ONLY screens on February 5th in a short window)
LONG WAY NORTH
KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD
AYA OF YOP CITY
MY LIFE IN VERSAILLES
A word of warning ZERO IMPUNITY is a very good but incredibly tough film on sexual violence. It is not for kids...r sensitive adults. I'm not kidding
As this posts I am waiting for access to the short film collections. Reviews will follow once I get a chance to wade in.
Reviews Start Tuesday so keep an eye out for the avalanche.
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