REDCAT Announces 2004 Int’l Animation Series Lineup

The recently launched Film and Video Series at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) inside L.A.’s Disney Hall has announced a new slate of animated programs as part of its Monday Night Screenings in 2004.

This three-part showcase of international animation curated by the CalArts School of Film/Video’s Myron Emery includes Accidents, Travel and Dreams scheduled for Feb. 2. Billed as “a journey that weaves through creative expression and the incidents of the imagination,” the evening includes the late Jules Engel’s Accident, Michael Dudok de Wit’s award-winning Father and Daughter, George Schwizgebel’s La Course Abime, Joanna Priestley’s Utopia Parkway and Paul Driessen’s The Boy Who Saw the Iceberg.

The March 8th schedule features Bingo by Chris Landrith, Mermaid by Alexander Petrov, Dojoji Temple by Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Contr-Contras by Mariola Brillowska and several other abstract and futuristic shorts.

A third evening of the animation program is scheduled for May 10, in which the shorts focus on diverse visions from various cultures. Among the titles are The Trial of the Floating World by Alain Escalle, Japonese by Renzo Kinoshita, Snow Fox by Jin Qing Hu and Yun Chu Wu, and Ame Noire by Martine Chartrand.

These progams are produced by the Engel Animation Advanced Research Center. The Film and Video Series at REDCAT is funded by Wendy Keyes and Donald A. Pels.

On Feb. 29 at 3 p.m., the center will host a celebration of the publication of William Moritz’s new book, Optical Poetry: The Life and Work of Oskar Fischinger, a comprehensive look at the abstract animator and visual artist. A screening of restored Fischinger films will be followed by a book signing and publication party.

REDCAT is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at the corner of W. 2nd St. and S. Hope St., inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. For directions and parking information, visit http://redcatweb.org. General admission is $8 for each program except the two opening night programs. Students and seniors receive a 50% discount with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased through redcat.org or by calling 213 237-2800, or in person at the REDCAT Box Office.