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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Today At The Archive: Big Boy and the Power of Licensing

Bobs Big Boy
Comics: Big Boy and the Power of Licensing

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Today At The Archive: Rhapsody of Steel

Rhapsody of Steel
Eyvind Earle and Maurice Noble collaborate on John Sutherland's The Rhapsody of Steel

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Screening/Panel: Persepolis Jan 10th

Sony Pictures Classics & ASIFA-Hollywood
invite members and a guest to a special screening of...

Sony Pictures Classics

Nominated for Four Annie Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Music Score)

Thursday, January 10th at 7:30 PM
Laemmle Sunset Five Theaters
8000 Sunset Blvd. (at Crescent Heights)
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Note: please Park underneath the building.

Q/A after screening with co-writers and co-directors
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.

Members Only / RSVP Required
See your email for RSVP instructions. If you did not receive the email announcement, contact to have your email address added to the list. Most ASIFA-Hollywood communications go out via email. It is vital that you keep your address on our list up to date.

Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, presented at the 2007 Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals, and the Closing Night Film at this years upcoming New York Film Festival, Persepolis is the poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. We meet nine-year-old Marjane when the fundamentalists first take power forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands; follow her as she cleverly outsmarts the social guardians and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war; then on to Austria as a teenager, where ! her parents send her to school in fear for her safety and, she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape.

Marjane eventually gains acceptance in Europe but finds herself alone and horribly homesick, and returns to Iran to be with her family, though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society. After a difficult period of adjustment, she enters art school and marries, continuing to speak out against the hypocrisy she witnesses. At age twenty-four, she realizes that while she is deeply Iranian, she cannot live in Iran. She then makes the heartbreaking decision to leave her homeland for France, optimistic about her future, shaped indelibly by her past.

Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud co-wrote and co-directed the film, which is produced by Marc-Antoine Robert and Xavier Rigault of 2.4.7. Films, and executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy of The Kennedy/Marshall Company in co-production with France 3 Cinema, Franche Connection Animations and Diaphana Distribution; in association with Celluloid Dreams, Sony Pictures Classics, Sofica Soficinema and Sofica Europacorp. Rated PG -13. 95 minutes.

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Panel: Technology and the Future of Character Animation

The Future of Character Animation:
What Do New Technologies Mean To Artists?

This panel is designed to address the changes that advances in animation technologies are making to how animation is produced and what that means to animation artists. Performance capture techniques are here to stay, but it has also been repeatedly shown that more traditional means of bringing characters to life still have a major role to play in animation production.

What does all of this mean to the artists, performers, actors and technologists who must work together? How do studios, directors, producers, and supervisors decide which techniques will bring their vision to the screen? It is our hope that this panel will creatively enlighten us with discussions of real solutions and guidelines for the individuals who do and love animation.

Frank Gladstone, Gladstone Film, Inc.

Panelists (Schedule Permitting):
Ken Duncan, Duncan Studio (3D Key Frame Animation)
Don Hahn, Disney (2D Hand Drawn Animation)
Steve Chiodo, Chiodo Brothers (Stop Motion Animation)
Dave Barclay, Perform FX (Puppet Capture Technology)
Michelle Papandrew, Cartoon Network (Flash Animation)
Ken McDonald, Sony Pictures Imageworks, (Motion Capture)

Saturday, January 19th, 2008
11am - 1pm
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Ince Theater
9050 W Washington Bl
Culver City, CA

Visual Effects Society Members: Free
ASIFA Members, Students & Union Members: $10
All Others: $20

RSVP Required: Call VES at 818 981-7861

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