The Ottawa International Animation Festival begins tomorrow in Canada, but fret not for New Yorkers who can’t make it—a small part of the festival experience is coming to you.
On Wednesday, September 25, the National Film Board of Canada will present its latest works, headlined by stereoscopic 3D screenings of Subconscious Password by Oscar-winning director Chris Landreth (Ryan) and Gloria Victoria by award-winning filmmaker Theodore Ushev (Lipsett Diaries, Tower Bawher). Landreth and Ushev will attend the screening to discuss their work. Both of these guys are thoughtful artists whose intelligence shines through their work. Their films are always worth seeing and these new works are no exception.
The screening, which is co-sponsored by ASIFA-East and Dimitris Athos of BeFilm, will also include presentations of the following films: Hollow Land by Michelle and Uri Kranot (Dansk Tegnefilm/Les Films de l’Arlequin/NFB), The End of Pinky by Claire Blanchet and Impromptu by Bruce Alcock (Global Mechanic Media/NFB).
The event will take place at the Park Avenue Screening Room (500 Park Avenue at 59th Street). Entry is FREE, but it’s open only to current ASIFA-East members. Tickets are limited and seats must be reserved.