Animators Pablo Ferro, Miwa Matreyek, David Silverman, Phil Lord and Chris Miller and many other noted folks will be participating this weekend for this worthy cause. The 24-hour Telethon starts today at 1pm and ends Sunday at 1pm. The complete schedule of events is listed below:
– Robert Downey Jr. opens a time capsule!
– A mindblowing multimedia performance by Miwa Matreyek!
– Mark Mothersbaugh talks synths & soundtracks in a disembodied digital discussion, live via Skype!
– Phil Lord and Chris Miller (directors of “21 Jump Street”) present Lego fan films!
– Trailers From Hell, live!
– Neil Hamburger presents the stars of tomorrow!
– Dave Franco & Brian McGinn’s comedy shorts!
– “Cracked Out”, with Jon Daly & Brett Gelman!
– The legendary Pablo Ferro talks “Madvertising”!
– A slideshow presentation from pop-art renaissance man Wayne White!
MIDNIGHT MADNESS (8pm – midnight-ish)
– CINEFAMILY CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! feat. a sneak peak at Everything Is Terrible’s Holiday Special 2012, “Simpsons” director David Silverman’s Flaming Tuba, and an intergalactic yuletide interview w/ Zorak from “Space Ghost: Coast To Coast”!
– Rob Schrab & Dan Harmon’s Found Crap!
– Nick Offerman shares his talents…and mustache!
– Usher in midnight with an audio/visual odyssey from Cut Chemist!
– Cinefamily’s signature “Total Madness” DJ/VJ set, live!
THE NITE OWL (midnght-ish – 6am)
Presented by VICE
– A late night visit from Eric Wareheim!
– An acoustic set by John Hawkes!
– A holiday reading by Udo Kier!
– One-Minute Movies with Guy Maddin!
– Special Christmas presentation by Tearist!
– Found footage mayhem unleashed by TV Carnage!
– A special holiday appearance by Brie Larson!
– Daedelus performs live & demonstrates his homemade electronic instruments!
– VICE crashes the party with exclusive, brand new original films!
– Crazy-ass footage from Burger TV!
– Sublime Frequencies presents ethnographic musical oddities!
– Hadrian’s mom teaches spoon-bending and interviews Hadrian!
GOOD MORNING CINEFAMILY (6am-12pm)
– YACHT celebrates the dawn with film, music, yoga & breakfast!
– Cat Film Festival, featuring a web-cast Q&A on web cat culture with Lil Bub!
– The Bob Baker Marionettes and Screen Novelties’ Christmas Extravaganza!
– Fuzzy Felt Films (warm n’ fuzzy 16mm ephemeral film rarities of the ’60s & ’70s)
– Jerry Beck presents silent cartoons & kids’ shorts w/ live accompaniment by Cliff Retallick (the Cinefamily’s regular silent film accompanist!)
– “Adventures of Pete & Pete” creators Chris Viscardi & Will McRobb talk inspiration and deconstruct “A Christmas Story”!
– Screenwriting guru Robert McKee skypes in and talks with Nicholas Jarecki (writer/director of “Arbitrage”)!
– A Tribute to Ben Gazzara, featuring archival footage of his fantastic, legendary Q&A appearance at the Cinefamily
– NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS’ POTLUCK: “My Lunch with Schwartzman”: a brunch feast/on-stage interview with Jason Schwartzman!
Check it all out: HERE!