Animated Tales From the Big City
Run Time: 68 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR
Join curator Willy Hartland for a wild romp of an evening, in this eclectic program of cartoons set in an urban setting. Featuring a Q&A with many of the participating filmmakers.
1. George Griffin, “Candy Machine” (1972)
The man just wants a piece of candy. The candy machine just wants a piece of the man.
2. Nate Theis, “Driving” (2015)
The daily car commute with gag atop gag in rapid succession.
3. Michaela Pavlátová, “Tram” (2012)
The daily routine of a buxom streetcar operator turns into an erotic fantasy.
4. Signe Baumane, “Tarzan” (2014)
A man meets a woman on the subway and flirts with her until it hurts.
5. Willy Hartland, “New York City Sketchbook” (2016)
Sketchbook drawings come to life in this dreamlike vision of New York City.
6. Debra Solomon, “My Kingdom” (2014)
A short film about personal space and finding comfort in crowded areas of a busy city.
7. Bill Plympton & Kanye West’s “Heard ‘em Say” (2005)
Animated depiction of Kanye West as a taxicab driver working in a bleak, fictional city.
8. Dave Fleischer, “Riding The Rails” starring Betty Boop (1938)
Betty Boop’s dog Pudgy insists on following her underground into the subway.
9. Andy & Carolyn London, “The Lost Tribes of New York City” (2009)
Urban anthropologists Andy & Carolyn London interview some of New York City’s overlooked citizens.
10. Mimi Gross & Red Grooms “Fat Feet” (1966)
A pixelated and animated city symphony, with live action cartoony NewYorkers and found sound.