Date(s) - 03/21/2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Location: Screen 2
Michèle Cournoyer is a French Canadian animator celebrated for her surreal hand-drawn motion pictures. Her films offer us a prescient glimpse into the dark corners of our hive mind with the clarity of a waking dream. This is work that somehow balances the visceral with the symbolic, the rational with the incomprehensible. These characteristics become a vehicle for us to deep dive into some heavy topics that burn with Cournoyer’s raw personal energy. Surf this psychological wave of babies becoming drunk, burkas becoming armies, and an ever-melting field of black and white symbols shifting seemingly inflexible icons into something wholly new. Join us for a retrospective of her works followed by a Q&A.
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.
Shattuck Cinemas – 10 Screens DLP Digital Projection and Sound. Built in 1988. Operated by Landmark since 1994. The Shattuck Cinemas opened in May 1988 on the ground floor of the lovely Shattuck Hotel in downtown Berkeley, just one block from the University of California-Berkeley. It features an eclectic mix of Hollywood favorites, foreign language cinema and independent film. It is located just one block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, convenient to the entire Bay Area, including San Francisco, only 12 miles away.