Tonight in downtown Los Angeles: Beyond 3D: The Animated World of David OReilly, a retrospective of work by the Irish filmmaker.
Look around at what other people produce nowadays, and OReilly’s lo-fi experimental fingerprints are smudged all over the contemporary animation scene. Equally remarkable as his widespread influence is his rapid ascent as a leading animation figure. This is, after all, a filmmaker whose professional career is less than a decade old, and whose name wasn’t even known eight years ago.
Curated by Steve Anker, dean of CalArts School of Film/Video, and Bérénice Reynaud, tonight’s program will focus on OReilly’s film work, though his creations are scattered throughout television, feature films, and games as well. OReilly will appear in person. In addition to the announced program, we’ve been told a “major new piece” will debut. Here’s the program description: