Drawing Borders (Animated Shorts Program)

| 78 min
Shorts Program Belgium / Canada / Israel / United States

Sunday, May 63:15 PM E Street Cinema

Monday, May 76:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Sometimes we chase across borders, other times we’re forced to flee.

The boundaries in this collection of animated shorts are geographic, interplanetary, and personal. Each is a deeply visual exploration of our limits, and how we respond to being
pushed past them.

Featured films: Compartments; The Driver is Red; Eruv; Lon; Nana; Niggun; Nothing Happens; and Say What!: A Geriatric Proposal

Program followed by a conversation with The Driver is Red filmmaker Randall Christopher, Eruv filmmaker Aaron Rotenberg, and Say What! A Geriatric Proposal filmmaker Aaron Weinstein.

Guests

Program followed by a conversation with The Driver is Red filmmaker Randall Christopher, Eruv filmmaker Aaron Rotenberg, and Say What! A Geriatric Proposal filmmaker Aaron Weinstein.

Aaron Rotenberg is a Toronto-based image-maker, whose work explores the role of identity through re-worked digital and hand-processed images and techniques. His work has screened recently at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the Toronto Palestine Film Festival, the UK Jewish Film Festival, Lund International Architecture Film Festival and Dance Made in Canada Festival. He completed an MFA in Film Production from York University in 2015.

Called “the Groucho of the violin” by Tony Bennett and “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein “is rapidly establishing himself as one of his instrument’s rare jazz masters.” (Don Heckman, International Review of Music).  As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, the Blue Note, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel.  Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross as well as musicians as varied as New York Pops conductor, Skitch Henderson and rock guitarist, Jay Geils.  He has written arrangements for vocalists including Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin, and the Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel.  Additionally, Aaron is a respected mandolinist, widely regarded as one of the instrument’s leading exponents in the jazz idiom.  He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, a bow tie rights activist, and is also lactose intolerant but can find at least one agreeable item on any restaurant menu, a feat he’s called, “my greatest talent.

Randall Christopher is an award-winning filmmaker and artist best known for his cartoon project Kleeman and Mike and the experimental YouTube animation series “Skate Sketch.”  His newest film, The Driver Is Red, was selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was hailed as “an artistic triumph” by The Independent. In addition to his animated film projects, Christopher has been a college professor of art in his hometown of San Diego since 2005.

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AnimationDocumentary

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This event finished on May 8, 2018.