Date(s) - 03/24/2019
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
David Brower Center
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Kōji Yamamura is a Japanese animator with a penchant for the lyrically grotesque. His world is full of characters from children’s books attempting to claw themselves from an existential void…. and not quite making it. These films depict life in an inky smear between light and dark: an unclear blend of good and evil that makes every slow frame feel filled with a touch of both life and death. Yamamura’s work foregrounds the importance of independent animation in a field of advertisements, music videos, and commercial storytelling – these are animated films serving the human condition above all else.
GLAS Animation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2014. Our core mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of animation. We provide a unique platform for independent animation, champion diverse and underrepresented voices, and emphasize exceptional directors and artists that push visual, conceptual, and narrative boundaries within the cinematic artform. We are a community-driven organization that not only exhibits animated films, but creates a context and language for a shared understanding and appreciation of animation in the United States.
Green from the ground up, the Brower Center is a powerful model of sustainable, mixed-use development. Utilizing the latest in energy-saving technologies and recycled building materials, the Center makes as light a footprint on the Earth as possible, taking into account the true life-cycle cost of building construction, operation, and maintenance.