Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

2018, Various filmmakers and nations, 98 min.


Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 14th 4:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 14th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 15th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 15th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Dec 16th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Dec 17th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Dec 18th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Dec 19th 8:30pm
  • Thu, Dec 20th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 21st 8:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 22nd 6:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 22nd 8:00pm
  • Sun, Dec 23rd 3:30pm
  • Thu, Dec 27th 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

Now in its 20th year, this is the ace of animation compilation shows, prized by fans, students, and industry professionals. It is curated by animation expert and producer Ron Diamond, who has scouted 38 eventual Oscar nominees and 11 winners among the many prize-winners culled from around the globe.
This year’s crop of 15 films from 6 nations includes:
THE GREEN BIRD, French gag-fest about a nervous bird's frantic efforts to protect her unhatched offspring;
ONE SMALL STEP, the touching tale of a girl's dream to become an astronaut;
GRANDS CANONS, a rapid-fire survey of the vast inanimate domain of tools, implements, instruments, appliances, and utensils;
FLOWER FOUND!, a provocative Dutch fable of barnyard injustice;
AGE OF SAIL, the sweeping saga of a misanthropic sailor who reluctantly rescues a teenaged girl;
MY MOON, a spectacularly visualized fantasy of a celestial love triangle;
WEEKENDS, the dreams and realities of an imaginative boy shuttled between his divorced parents.
In English and German with English subtitles. Note: Some violent content. DCP digital. (MR)

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