On Friday night, the Scribe Video Center’s Street Movies! program came to Fishtown. Films included Shouts from the Crowd, a documentary about local jazz band Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers, From the Del to the El, a story about the evolution of Fishtown, and Still Life With Animated Dogs.
The hit of the evening was Y Did Yoda Figt Count Duku, an animated Star Wars movie by Sean McBride and his 5-year-old cousin. Watch it, or I will cut you in half like a sandwich!
All of this is a sad reminder of the short films I saw at the 2005 Philadelphia Film Festival and never wrote about. So in lieu of actually writing, here are links to some of the animated goodness–only four months late.
- My favorite was Arthur De Pins‘ La Revolution des Crabes. It’s about crabs who mistakenly believe that they are doomed to traverse a single path.
- Sergey Aniskov ‘s Candy Venery.
- April by Jiwook Kim, a pencil animation featuring an “ugly” girl whose looks cause those around her to vomit. See it in QuickTime.
- J.J. Villard’s Chestnuts Icelolly, a strange movie about an ice-lolly loving boy and the evil villain who forces him to sell chestnuts. Somehow, the use of Crimson and Clover on the soundtrack really works. See it in QuickTime.