Call Me By Your Name
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), and Best Original Song (Sufjan Steven's "Mystery of Love").
It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. R / 132 min.
"...a cinematic ravishment of the senses with a strong narrative tethering all the feelings and sensuous surfaces." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Each element is carefully calibrated, but deployed with consummate grace—this is a film to rush to, and to then savor every minute of." - David Sims, The Atlantic
19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS returns to theaters across North America, presenting 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.
16 animated short films presented in order of appearance:
- Can You Do It - Quentin Baillieux, France
- Tiny Big - Lia Bertels, Belgium
- Next Door - Pete Docter, U.S.
- The Alan Dimension - Jac Clinch, UK
- Beautiful Like Elsewhere - Elise Simard, Canada
- Hangman - Paul Julian and Les Goldman, U.S.
- The Battle of San Romano - Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland
- Gokurosama - Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, Romain Salvini, France
- Dear Basketball - Glen Keane, U.S.
- Island - Max Mörtl and Robert Löbel, Germany
- Unsatisfying - Parallel Studio, France
- My Burden - Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden
- Les Abeilles Domestiques (Domestic Bees) - Alexanne Desrosiers, Canada
- Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon - Tomer Eshed, Germany
- Casino - Steven Woloshen, Canada
- Everything - David OReilly, U.S
Perhaps the most relevant film in the show is a 50-year-old short that was restored by The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS with grants from ASIFA-Hollywood and The National Film Preservation Foundation. “Hangman,” by Paul Julian and Les Goldman, and based on a poem by Maurice Ogden, explores themes of injustice and personal responsibility in its tale of a town whose residents, afraid to speak up, are methodically executed by the title character.
Other program highlights include “Dear Basketball,” Disney veteran Glen Keane’s animation of a poem by Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, written on the occasion of his imminent retirement; Academy Award-winning Pixar director Pete Docter’s 1990 CalArts student film “Next Door”; and “Casino,” the latest film from director Steven Woloshen, who, for some 30 years, has been creating award-winning experimental films by drawing directly on film stock.
Also of note is Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s Annecy Grand Prix-winning “The Burden,” a melancholy, funny and moving film that explores the tribulations, hopes and dreams of a group of night-shift employees, uniquely capturing the zeitgeist of our time. At the other end of the spectrum, David OReilly’s playful and profound “Everything,” based on the work of the late philosopher Alan Watts, explores the interconnectedness of the universe and the multiplicity of perspectives that underlie reality.
For 19 years, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS has been presenting new and innovative short films to appreciative audiences at animation studios, schools and, since 2015, theaters around the world. Over the years, 36 of the films showcased in the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS went on to receive Academy Award® nominations, with 10 films winning the Oscar®. Founded and curated by producer Ron Diamond, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS is funded by major studios, companies, schools and hundreds of animation lovers around the world. NR / 92 min.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
Adventurer, brain surgeon, and rock musician Buckaroo Banzai has just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension...and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo, devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckaroo and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, go cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe. PG / 103 min.
The Late Show: Because Awesome Movies are Awesome.
03/16 @ 10:00pm
The Lady From Shanghai
Orson Welles plays a lonesome Irish sailor, Michael O'Hara, who gets hired to work on a yacht belonging to a well-known criminal lawyer, Arthur Bannister. However, what draws O'Hara to work on the boat is not the offer of employment but Bannister's wife, Elsa (Rita Hayworth).
On their way from New York to San Francisco, they pick up Bannister's law partner Grisby, who persuades O'Hara to fake Grisby's death in exchange for money. Faced with this dangerous ploy while falling in love with Elsa, O'Hara gets trapped in a web of lies, love and murder that unravels in Welles' hall of mirrors climax, hailed as one of the greatest scenes in cinematic history. NR / 88 min.
03/18 @ 1:00pm
Vaudeville Mondays - Music & Laughter
This show will feature two wonderful musical acts and a circus clown performance you don't want to miss. First we will have the plucky good vibes coming from the No Worries Ukulele Band. Then local circus performer Pickles the Clown will wow the audience with feats to amaze the senses and to dazzle the eyes. And closing out the show will be the melodic stylings of the Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra. As always, our hosts Max and Mason, will provide plenty of comedy and a great show for you all. This show is all ages appropriate.
03/19 @ 7:00pm
Kelly is a classically trained jazz dancer who's tired of warding off her amorous teacher and hungry for a new outlet. When she befriends street dancers Ozone and Turbo, she's blown away by their unique and original moves. She soon volunteers to help them defeat a rival group of street dancers, learning break-dancing skills along the way and sharing some moves of her own. PG / 90 min.
The Late Show: Because Awesome Movies Are Awesome.
03/23 @ 10:00pm