When: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM Doors Open
7:30 PM Live Music by Franny & Zooey
8:45 PM Films Begin
10:15 PM Q and A with Casey Safron of Animation Block Party and filmmakers
BROOKFIELD PLACE (FORMERLY WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER)
Ground level, along the water between West Street and the Hudson River
220 Vesey Street, New York City, NY, 10281
A, C to Chambers Street; E to World Trade Center, 2, 3 to Park Place
Cost: Free (More Information Here)
Come out and experience some of the year’s best animated short films during the incomparable Animation Block Party!
Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast, and their screenings draw huge crowds to see the best new animated films in the world. Each year the opening night of the festival is presented outdoors in partnership with Rooftop Films, and this year’s screening, presented by Arts Brookfield at Brookfield Place, will feature sneak previews of exclusive new animated short films from MTV(other).THE FILMS
ABP INTRO/STREET JUSTICE (Ben Li | 1 min.)
Tanya and Dodger in the underworld.
SANJAY AND CRAIG/FART BABY (Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell | 10 min.)
*Nickelodeon exclusive* While munching on hot wings, Sanjay and Craig face a challenge.
FLUFFY MCCLOUD (Connor Finnegan | 3 min.)
A misunderstanding and mixed relationship with Mother Nature.
WORLDWORD (Peter Glantz and Becky Stark | 1 min.)
We are the world and so are you – a series of commercials sponsored by Planet Earth.
IN THE BEGINNING (Arthur Metcalf | 3 min.)
There can be no doubt that a little girl had a hand in the Creation.
BLANKFILLERS (Celeste Lai and Peyton Skyler | 3 min.)
Thoughts about existence illustrated by the interactions of strangers.
LOVE BALL: BALL ON FIRE (Dana Sink | 3 min.)
One ball’s journey to recover something precious it has lost.
AMASIA (Guillaume Renier, Fabien Kretschmer, Gaëlle Séguillon et Adrien Bisiou | 7 min.)
A solar flare sparks major climatic changes on Earth.
GOODBYE RABBIT, HOP HOP (Caleb Wood | 4 min.)
A mind in the city looks inwards, and escapes to the rabbits domain.
WIND (Robert Löbel | 4 min.)
WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions. The wind creates a natural system for living.
PEST (NUISIBLE) (Tom Haugomat, Bruno Mangyoku | 12 min.)
Klaus is a reserved child. He leads a peaceful life with both his parents in a housing project, but the supernatural arrival of a cumbersome ghost is going to upend his life.
PAYADA PA’ SATAN (Antonio Balseiro and Carlos Balseiro | 7 min.)
A Gaucho lives peacefully in the countryside with his wife until one day they hear explosions and the earth starts to shake.
MOMENTUM (Kameron Gates | 1 min.)
This tale of warning puts human fate in the hands of a Rock Giant – literally.
THE DIVIDE (Brent Sievers | 3 min.)
Man and nature strive to coexist, but their boundaries are falling apart at the seams.
LE SENS DU TOUCHER (Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo | 14 min.)
Chloé and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Every sentence a choreography.
PAPA (Natalie LaBarre | 6 min.)
An eccentric inventor realizes he’s not a perfect father – so one day, he makes one.
ABP OUTRO/BEWITCHED BARRY (Chelsea Manifold | 1 min.)
Barry and Puppers magic show.MUSIC
FRANNY AND ZOOEY
“Franny & Zooey“, aka Juan Julio Peña and Victoria Linares, take their shared a love of 60’s pop music and affinity for surf rock rhythms and combine it with clever existential songwriting in both English and Spanish. It’s not quite loud enough or ethereal to fully classify it as Shoegaze, but this band is so young I wouldn’t doubt that maybe some of the songs on their forthcoming album will contain heavier sounds.
As a teaser for their 2014 release, they uploaded a free single in December entitled “Otto y Ana“ which takes their echo encapsulated melodies and existential lyrics and applies them to an 80’s style Spanish pop. Creating a fast paced ode to Julio Medem’s 1998 mystery romance film Los Amantes del Circulo Polar (Lover’s of the Artic Circle). It’s cute, kitchy and a great lover’s anthem.” KCRW