Friday Funnies & Animations
Gandhi At The Bat - Directors: Stephanie Argy & Alec - a
newsreel-style account of thelittle-known (and totally fictional) incident when Mohandas K. Gandhi pinch-hit for the New York Yankees in 1933. Based on a short story by Chet Williamson that originally appeared in the New Yorker magazine in 1983.
The Heart of Amos Klein - Dir: Michalet Uri Kranot
During a heart transplant operation, as he struggles between life and death; Amos Klein returns to significant landmarks over the course of his life.
Red Revenge - Prod: Eunha Choi
is a surreal animation that takes us on a journey through a woman's trials and tribulations coming into her self, as she sinks deeper into her psyche and comes to a startling self-revelation.
Gym Lesson - Dir: Mesh Flinders
The Gym Lesson tells the day of a boy who doesn’t excel in sports, and his gym instructor who simply has to make this day a living hell for him.
The Lift - Dir: Rob Kohr An elevator interaction goes wrong, prompting a young woman to learn about being insensitive and to never make the same mistake again.
Swing Vote - Dir. Rebecca Pelletier
What side are you on? Forming an underground organization of women, best friends Casey and Billie concoct a scheme to convert Republicans and swing the Presidential election using sex.
The Necessities of Life - Dir: Gerald Guthrie
The 'Necessities of Life' is a digital animation that objectifies the struggle between basic human requirements and the need for culture.
Parasol - Dir: Webster Crowell
An animated story of speed, bikes and dancing drawn across the surface of a few thousand paper parasols. We Are All Here – Dir: Yonghwa Choi - This is a story about the earth we live. All life on the earth dies someday. The earth is also temporary. Nevertheless, we use up in earth's storehouse. I want to convey the message that our earth will one day complete its journey and cease to exist.
Bottled - Director: Jian Lee
This lovely animation of a man and a woman living in glass bottles (as imagined by an unseen artist) overcome their fear of leaving the safety of their bottles in order to discover the joys of freedom and love.
Hot Dog – Dir: Bill Plympton
Hot Dog’s not just any mutt at the fire station, he’s got a job to do