Detroit Film Theatre


WATCH ME MOVE: POST-WAR EUROPEAN ANIMATION

Sunday, December 08, 2013

2:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

Watch Me Move is the most extensive animation exhibition ever mounted, featuring both iconic moments and rare masterpieces from the first 150 years of the medium. A spectacularly designed series of galleries allow visitors to stroll through an incredible array of animation techniques via more than 100 film segments from across generations and cultures.

Enhance your visit to Watch Me Move by attending an animation compilation in the historic Detroit Film Theatre. All exhibition visitors receive one free ticket for the films listed below; additional tickets are $5.00 each. Total running time for each film is approximately 60 min. 

After World War II, animation artists in Soviet-bloc countries found ingenious and powerful ways of expressing the anxiety and fear that constituted day-to-day existence under repressive regimes. Walerian Borowczyk, Jiri Trnka, Jan Svankmajer and others distilled their feelings into dark, visual metaphors that conveyed their message to the rest of the world. Program curated By Steve Stanchfield, Professor of Animation, Entertainment Arts, College for Creative Studies.

Note that the Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m. screening takes place in the Lecture Hall.

 

Oko I Ucho, The Eye and the Ear (1944/45)

A Drop Too Much (1954)

Sztandar Mtodych, The Banner of Youth (1957)

The Cabinet of Jan (1984)

The Fly (1980)

Meat Love (1988)

Flora (1989)

Balance (1989)

 

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