Show Me a Story
JANUARY 23, SATURDAY AT 7PM
JANUARY 31, SUNDAY AT 3PM
SHOW ME A STORY
Step inside a dreamscape of splendid stop-motion, drawn and painted animation and exquisite computer-rendered moving pictures, and see how stories can come alive. Some of the tales will tug at your heartstrings, while others might give you a shiver. You'll dance with colors, marvel with motion, and meet fairy tale characters you'll never forget.
MiMO North American premiere
(Chang Pei Yee and Oon Qian Yi Shannon, Singapore, 2014, 1:43 min) Nonverbal.
Inspired by the art of Jean Miro, this film shows a place where shapes and colors dance.
Doggydent Seattle premiere
(Pilecka Magdalena, Poland, 2014, 2:04 min) In Polish with English subtitles.
A story about a little blue doggy, and all his little problems.
Noir Seattle premiere
(Soyeon Kim, US/Korea, 2015, 3:20 min) Nonverbal.
A black crow searches for its identity, trying to escape the perception that it is something other than a beautiful and intelligent bird.
J and the Fish North American premiere
(Cécile Paysant, France, 2015, 9 min) Nonverbal.
On his island, a boy dreams of riding away on the back of a whale. The problem is that he only has one small yellow fish...
Granddaughter Seattle premiere
(Nicolas P. Villarreal, Argentina, 2014, 5:10 min) Nonverbal.
A girl experiences contact with her grandmother as a shower of light and color.
Out From the Deep US premiere
(Katrin Novakovic, Croatia, 2013, 6:50 min) Nonverbal.
Emerging from the depths of the sea, a good old swing octopus brings joy to some jaded city souls.
My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree US premiere
(Olga Poliektova and Tatiana Poliektova, Russia, 12:30 min) In Russian with English subtitles.
A movie-memory of an unusual grandfather, who could listen to the trees breathing.
It's Quite True Seattle premiere
(Joanna Jasińska-Koronkiewicz, Poland, 2014, 13 min) In English.
This adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen tale still has resonance today, when rumors can fly so freely.
Hiline US premiere
(Marcos Andavert, Spain, 2014, 2 min) In English.
A cardboard man navigates a cardboard world to find the one he loves.
The Alchemist's Letter Seattle premiere
(Carlos Stevens, USA, 2015, 5:17 min) In English.
An alchemist exposes his son to the truth surrounding his tumultuous life and the dark magic he used to power a gold-making machine.
Tik-Tak Seattle premiere
(Ülo Pikkov, Estonia, 2015, 9:30 min) Nonverbal.
A watchmaker controls the time, but the mouse living in the watchmaker's workshop controls the clocks.
Notes to parents: This is a program of those who appreciate the art form of animation! In "J and the Fish," there is a dark but funny ending. "My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree" deals with the passing of grandparents in a poignant and poetic way. A cute mouse is caught in a trap in "Tik-Tak," but comes back to life in a new form. "The Alchemist's Letter" tells a story about regret and redemption.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122