Animation to Write Home About
ANIMATION TO WRITE HOME ABOUT
September 30th at 8:15 PM
Creative visuals can help us focus on the written word, enhance it, or comment on it. Whether a direct adaption of a preexisting text, or a rumination on the concept of language itself, this selection allows us to celebrate the union of animation and language.
Out of Print
2014 - 7 min
Books tell us what they really think about our changing relationship with technology.
2009 4 min
A witty commentary on ignorance, idiocy and our over-reliance on spell check. Written and narrated by Taylor Mali.
Charles Bukowski Uncensored & Animated
2014 3 min
Candid conversations between Charles Bukowski, his wife, and his producer took place in Bukowski's home in 1993. They are brought to life in an animation that matches their loose and laid back tone.
When Men Go Off to War
2014 3 min
Restless swirls of color dominate this animated interpretation of a poem by Victoria Kelly. Adapted for Motionpoems.
The Beautiful Soul
2012 2 min
Creepy and oddly charming single sentence animation for Electric Literature.
2014 1 min
A liquidy and luscious interpretation of a poem by A.S.J. Tessimond.
2011 - 4 min
Oscar winner Joan Gratz puts her prodigious clay painting talents to work re-imagining for the classic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge of 1797.
2014 - 2 min
A dark, split screen, curiously emotional interpretation of the poem A Boy by John Ashbery from 1956.
2012 6 min
The Insect Literary Society, presided over by the scholarly Book Weevil, convenes to share their latest poems.
1998 - 4 min
An animated and symbolic interpretation of the development of Western written language.
Cindy Mochizuki Vancouver, BC
2013 12 min
A haunting exploration of memory, this film is inspired by a piece of music and poem from the artist's grandfather, written in 1927.
A coarse and sketchy interpretation of Canon Parker's sardonic poem.
Old Time Film
Marilyn Zornado & Barbara Tetenbaum
2012 3 min
A letterpress-printed animation short made entirely with antique news cuts, printer's ornaments, hand-set type and bell wire on a Vandercook SP-15.
At the Quinte Hotel
2005 - 4 min
A gorgeous, playful, and masterful free-association interpretation of a poem written and read by Canadian poet Al Purdy.
A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process [;In Less Than 60 Seconds];
2005 2 min
Dark and humorous, this extremely short film is a stream-of-conscious look at the writing process, told with animated images straight from the subconscious or somewhere.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122