French Animation Celebrated in Hollywood

The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood will screen two programs of French animated shorts on Wednesday, July 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The 35mm prints are being presented in Association with ASIFA-Hollywood, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Animated Film Centre (Cica), in collaboration with Association of French Animated Cinema (AFCA).

Program 1., “The Menagerie” will feature Philippe Arc’s Toro de Nuit (Bulls by Night), Francois P. Guillou’s 1997 piece Zob de Moor, Federico Vit’s Guano, Isabelle Faivre’s Du Zero des Arenes, Guillaume Casset’s La vache qui voulait sauter par-dessus l’église (The Cow Who Wanted to Jump Over the Church), Nicolas Jacquet’s Vermillon, la Grande Musique, Sarah Rope’s Le Chat d’Appartement (The House Cat), Marie-Christine Perrodin’s Les Adventures de Leon, on n’est pas des Sauvages (The Adventures of Leon, We’re not Savages), Bruce Krebs’ Zebres (Zebras), Magali Wassong’s René et Gisèle and Konstantin Bronzit’s Au Bout du Monde (To the End of the World)

Program 2., “Familiar And Unusual Worlds” will include Arnaud Pen’s L’Abri (The Shelter), Laurent Pouvaret’s Ferrailles (Scraps), Lolo Zazar’s Dernière Invention (The Last Invention), Jean-Luc Greco’s La Bouche Cousue (The Sewn Mouth), Aline Ahond’s Carnavallée, Christian Volckman’s Maaz, Florence Miailhe’s Au Premier Dimanche D’aout (On the First Sunday of August), Helene Moinerie’s D’une Cité à L’autre (From One Town to Another), Florent Mounier’s Le Bain (The Bath) and Laetitia Gabrielli’s L’Enfant de la Haute Mer (The Child of the Open Sea).

All shorts with dialogue other than English will have subtitles.

Both programs are included for the price of one ticket. International Animated Film Society (ASIFA) members will receive a discount of $2.00 off the regular $9.00 ticket price when a valid membership card is presented at the box office or sent as a copy with a faxed order.