The West Coast might have its Comic-Con this week, but the East Coast will be enjoying animated films at the 11th annual Animation Block Party, which starts tomorrow and continues through Sunday. The festival will offer a dozen or so screenings, as well as a couple parties. While the festival remains in Brooklyn, tomorrow night’s opening screening will take place in Manhattan for the first time. The free outdoor screening will occur at Brookfield Place along the water between West Street and the Hudson River (220 Vesey Street, NY, NY, 10281). Doors at 6:30pm with a live band at 7:45pm and films at 8:45pm.
The rest of the screenings will take place at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn (30 Lafayette Avenue) and include the usual festival mix of animated shorts, student work, music videos, commercial projects. Special screenings include a John Hubley centennial screening, an East Coast screening of Animation Breakdown, a tribute to Paul Terry’s Farmer Alfalfa, and a screening of Space Jam.