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Animation Block Party 2019 Program Revealed!

Fridge, by Eugene Kolb
Fridge, by Eugene Kolb

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Animation Block Party 2019 Program Revealed!

Brooklyn, New York’s annual Animation Block Party festival has posted its 2019 program, once again offering a signature blend of exciting new titles, carefully curated shorts and retro treasures polished up for a return to the big screen. The largest animation festival on the East Coast, the 16th ABP will run September 20-22 with screenings at BAM Film.

The tooned-up weekend kicks off Friday with the screening of Amp Wong & Zhao Ji’s visually lush folkloric fantasy White Snake (China) at 7 p.m. The traditional Opening Night Celebration will begin at 8 p.m. at bierhaus DSK on Fulton Street, featuring the Picture This! live art comedy show, a Cartoons on Film 16mm showcase, an animated TAMA and Friends exclusive, the release of ABP’s Animation Summer Zine and drink specials from Weihenstephan.

Saturday gets a nostalgic start with a 2 p.m. matinee of 1980’s Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!), the last traditionally animated Peanuts movie from Bill Melendez’s studio, co-directed by Phil Roman. The latest and greatest in shorts and music videos fill out the rest of the day, with programs themed on Narrative Works, Independents & Local Filmmakers at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A; International Shorts and Q&A at 7 p.m.; and a spotlight on Female Animators with Q&A, co-presented with Columbus, OH-based art zine collective Malt Adult at 9 p.m.

Sunday features a selection of Animation for Kids with filmmaker Q&A, starting the day at 2 p.m. Looney Tunes fans can relive a 40-year-old Warner Bros. classic on 35mm, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie at 4:30 p.m. The weekend closes out with Student Films at 7 p.m. and a collection of Experimental Films, Graphic Design & Music Videos at 9 p.m., both followed by filmmaker Q&As.

Full program and more information available at www.animationblock.com. Advance tickets on sale August 13.

White Snake

White Snake

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!)

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!)

The Imaginary Woman, by Laura Benvides

The Imaginary Woman, by Laura Benvides

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