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Coming up on Saturday, June 2nd, AEPDX’s annual What’s New BBQ serves up a sizzling portion of After Effects goodness. There’s BBQ, and the Adobe AE team will walk you through all the juicy new parts of CS6 Production Premium. Side dishes include a chance to win a free Adobe Master Collection, extended Creative Cloud trial memberships, a Wacom Intuos5 Professional Pen Tablet, and a slab of raffles from Red Giant. If this sounds kosher, reserve your seat now. Seating is limited.
McMenamin’s movie theaters celebrate the life and work of legendary Portland animator Bill Plympton with a week-long series of screenings of Adventures in Plymptoons, a documentary film about Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton, including interviews with family, friends, colleagues, critics, and fans. All screenings include Q&A with director Alexia Anastasio and producers Steve Tenhonen and Kevin Sean Michaels with special guests and activities to celebrate “Keeping it Weird” in Oregon. Check the details right here.
Beginning May 4th, the Northwest Film Center presents a month-long retrospective of Studio Ghibli. Since 1985, this legendary Japanese studio has been drawing us into rich, hidden worlds. On the big screen especially, this is staggering work. The NWFC calendar includes the Ghibli canon along with some of their lesser-seen features, showing off the creative breadth of directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Screenings will take place at the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, downstairs at the Portland Art Museum.
Missed your chance to see Chico and Rita last year? Beginning March 30, it’s playing for a one-week engagement at the Fox Tower downtown. Directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Calle 54) and renowned Spanish illustrator Javier Mariscal, the film is an exhaustively researched love letter to a time, a country, and its music. Well worth catching on the big screen.
After a successful launch this past spring, the NW Animation Festival is now accepting entries for 2012. Films from anywhere in the world are welcome. The fest will be held here in Portland on the weekend of May 18-19. Early deadline for submissions is December 15, final deadline April 1. See website for details: www.nwanimationfest.com
DMTV2 is a collection of experimental and psychedelic animation from around the world. The emphasis is on non-commercial work; we seek pure vision. Some of the films push visual noise and glitch to the limit
while others reach a peak of ambient degaussed bliss. Highlights include David O’Reilly’s latest award winning film, The External World, and new films from James Mercer and Yoshi Sodeoka. We are also pleased to collaborate with artists like Alexandra Gorczynski, Duncan Malashock and local artist Brenna Murphy for the first time. Opening act, Goodnight Billygoat, is a live music duo that performs in front of a projected backdrop of their gorgeous stop motion animation.
The Floating World Festival will take place at the Hollywood Theater on Monday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be available for $7.