Ryan (2004, 13 min.), directed by Chris Landreth, is an animated tribute to animator Ryan Larkin, who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time some 30 years ago, at the National Film Board of Canada. Landreth’s original, hand-animated film creates a psychological world in which people appear as bizarre, humorous, and disturbing.
Winner of the Academy Award for best animated short in 2004.
Mindscape (1976, 7 min.), by Jacques Drouin, creates a world, using pinscreen animation techniques, in which an artist steps inside his painting and wanders about in a landscape peopled with symbols that trigger unexpected associations.
Showing at the McBean Theatre.
Official Website: http://www.exploratorium.edu
Added by ExplOratorium SF on July 1, 2008