Unless there is breaking news or a sale at Penney's, I'll be hanging out at the Robinson Film Center tomorrow night (May 21) to watch a program of the 2007 Oscar-nominated animated shorts.
It begins at 7 p.m., and I should arrive around 6 or so. Come hang out!
Why? There's this brilliant local documentary filmmaker who has been pushing me – he doesn't need to push hard – to continue to help grow a local cinephile scene. (It's been growing for years, thanks to the efforts of the Centenary Film Society, minicine? And RFC.)
Why should you go?
One, chances to see animated short films on the big screen are few and far between, especially outside of the arthouse and museum world. These promise to be good stuff, and it's really, really fun to see them with an audience.
Two, members of the Shreveport Cartoonists Society will be at the screening too, and they know a boatload more about animation than I do. Ask a question or two, and you're bound to get into one of those dizzying conversations about animation history, technique and hidden symbolism. (Like if you play "Steamboat Willie" backwards … .)
Three, I talk a lot. And when I'm talking to myself on the RFC balcony, it's a bit off-putting.
Just come hang out.
PHOTO: "Peter & the Wolf," a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.