Platform Animation Festival

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Portland, Oregon’s Platform Animation Festival is coming up next month, and I’ll be screening over 40 minutes of the Sita Sings the Blues work-in-progress.

Friday, June 29, 2:00pm
NW Film Center Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

You can buy tickets here. Q & A to follow, of course. Hope to see you there!

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Opera Jawa

opera_jawa1.jpgHere’s a beautiful and fascinating new film for Ramayana afficianados: Opera Jawa by Indonesian director Garin Nugroho. It’s currently doing festival rounds and specialty screenings (like the one I attended last night at the Asia Society) but hopefully will gain wider distribution. As a freaky surreal art-house spectacle it’s not really destined for mainstream audiences, but every big city and college town could handle it. If it screens near you, run don’t walk.

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Art for Animals

With all the excitement of getting food poisoning and then overhauling my blog, I forgot to mention the upcoming Art Auction for Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. It’s this Saturday, May 19th, 7pm at the Jivamukti Yoga School: 841 Broadway, 2nd floor, between 13th & 14th Streets, just south of Union Square. I’ve donated framed archival prints of these puppies:
Pushpakh
“Pushpakh” 2007. Approx 10.5: x 13.5″, matted in 18″ x 22.5″ frame.

Sita and Agni
“Sita and Agni” 2007. Approx 10.5: x 13.5″, matted in 18″ x 22.5″ frame.

These are the very first “fine art” prints I’m officially releasing. Bidding starts at $150 and all proceeds go to help non-human animals. Barring a relapse I’ll be there, looking at art and self-righteously munching vegan hors d’oeuvres, so come and say hi.

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