Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Come talk animated shorts at the Robinson Film Center

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.


Anonymous said...

I now know why i come to this site for all of my local movie news.

Only you would make reference to the classic comedy "Airplane!".

Looks like i picked the wrong week to quit drinking!


Alexandyr Kent said...

Johnny, how about some more coffee.

"No, thanks."

Anonymous said...

One day I will be in The Shreve when you have a Q&A. One day....

Hope all goes well, Alex.

Anonymous said...

"I am serious and don't call me Shirley!"

Alexandyr Kent said...

Elaine, you're a member of this crew. Can you face some unpleasant facts?


Chris Jay said...

Ever seen a grown man naked?

Alexandyr Kent said...

You got a letter from headquarters this morning.

"What is it?"

It's a big building where the generals meet, but that's not important right now.

Anonymous said...

Johnny what can you make out of this?

This, i can make a hat, a broach or a pteradactyl flying 'round.

Alexandyr Kent said...

What's your vector, Victor?

Baily said...

Oh Alex, there's always a sale at Penney's.

I guess the foot's on the other hand, now isnt it Kramer?

Alexandyr Kent said...

The fog is getting thicker.

"And Leon is getting laaarger."

Anonymous said...

What was it we had for dinner tonight?
Well, we had a choice: steak or fish.
Yes, yes, I remember, I had lasagna.

Alexandyr Kent said...

Air Israel, please clear the runway.

Anonymous said...

Ok everybody let's get to the tower.

The tower ?
The tower !


Alexandyr Kent said...



First time.

"No. I've been nervous lots of times."

Anonymous said...

What's his problem?

That's lieutenant Horowitz, he thinks he's Ethel Mermain.

** (singing) You'll be swell, you'll be great, gonna have the whole world on a plate! Starting here, starting now everything's coming up roses **

War is hell!

Alexandyr Kent said...

I've got to concentrate, concentrate, concentrate. ... Hello, hello, hello ... echo, echo, echo ... Now pinch hitting for Perdo Borbun, Manny Mota, Mota, Mota.

Anonymous said...

They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say let em crash.

Anonymous said...

They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say let em crash.

Alexandyr Kent said...

I forgot that one! I think it's my favorite.

This ranks right up there too: "I haven't felt this awful since we saw that Ronald Reagan film."

Anonymous said...

Striker: "Its an entirely different kind of flying, altogether."
All Together: "Its a entirely different kind of flying."

Alexandyr Kent said...

I'll give him 20 more minutes, but that's it.

Anonymous said...

Striker, striker, striker... !


Ted Striker?

Mudbugfan said...

Ted Striker: Because of my mistake, six men didn't return from that raid.

Elaine Dickinson: Seven. Lieutenant Zip died this morning.

Alexandyr Kent said...

Oh, stewardess! I speak jive.