Above you’ll find the trailer for Nine Nation Animation, a theatrical compilation of nine indie animated shorts that opened yesterday in Manhattan at the IFC Center (323 6th Ave. at West 3rd St). It’ll be playing a one-week engagement with multiple showings a day. The show was reviewed by the NY Times and Slant Magazine. Having seen most of the shorts myself, I concur with the positive reviews and encourage readers to check it out.
The shorts in the program are:
Deconstruction Workers by Kajsa Naess (Norway)
Average 40 Matches by Burkay Dogan and M. Sakir Arslan (Turkey)
BÃ¢miyÃ¢n by Patrick Pleutin (France)
Please Say Something by David O’Reilly (Ireland/Germany)
Flatlife by Jonas Geirnaert (Belgium)
She Who Measures by Veljko Popovic (Croatia)
Home Road Movies by Robert Bradbrook (UK)
The Tale of How by The Blackheart Gang (South Africa)
Never Like the First Time! by Jonas Odell (Sweden)
The distributor is World According to Shorts, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing short films to broader US audiences. Over the next couple months, Nine Nation Animation will also screen at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence, RI; Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; Detroit Institute of the Arts; George Eastman House in Rochester, NY; and Cornell Cinema in Ithaca, NY. For a regularly updated list of playdates, visit the film distributor’s website.