5@5 Circle Game

  • Cerulia Cerulia
  • Freaks of Nurture Freaks of Nurture
  • Last Stop Last Stop
  • Mad God (Part 3) Mad God (Part 3)
  • Poliangular Poliangular
  • The Modern Lives: Good Advice The Modern Lives: Good Advice
  • The Modern Lives: Tupelo The Modern Lives: Tupelo
  • The Moon's Milk The Moon's Milk


Century Larkspur Fri, Oct 5, 2018 6:15 PM
Century Larkspur Thu, Oct 11, 2018 6:15 PM
Film Info
Category:Animation Nation
Short Films
Section:5@5 Shorts
Running Time:67 min.
Note Writer:Amanda Todd


“And the seasons they go round and round, and the painted ponies go up and down. We're captive on the carousel of time.” This year’s animated shorts program contains a diverse set of subjects and whimsical, macabre stories. Tupelo (US 2018, 4 min) and Good Advice (US 2018, 4 min), a pair of shorts from the ever-astounding and prolific Bill Plympton’s latest collection, The Modern Lives, offer the director’s signature animation style set to the music of former Black Crowes member Jackie Greene. Alexandra Lemay’s Freaks of Nurture (Canada 2017, 7 min) dives into the complex, overlooked struggle of mother versus daughter, while Héctor Dávila Cabrera’s Last Stop (Última estación) (Mexico 2017, 6 min) travels by bus to find chili-spiced chicken parts. Ri Crawford’s The Moon’s Milk (US 2018, 14 min) plunders the skies via a motley crew voiced by Tom Waits. Alexandra Castellanos Solís’ Poliangular (Mexico 2017, 8 min) morphs characters and shapes through a surreal spectrum, and in Sofía Carrillo’s Cerulia (Mexico 2017, 13 min), personalities duel through a miniature sweet-yet-sinister landscape. Master animator and Oscar® winner Phil Tippett rounds out the program by carrying us through his grotesquely gorgeous, monster-laden landscape in the much anticipated third installment of his series, Mad God (US, 2018, 11 min).

Expected Guests: Director Alexandra Lemay (Freaks of Nurture)  (Oct. 11)
Director Ri Crawford; Producer Kim Aubry (The Moon's Milk)
Director Phil Tippett; Cinematographer Chris Morley; Sound Designer Richard Beggs; Talent Niketa Roman (Mad God)

Included Shorts

The Modern Lives: Tupelo (5min) More
The Modern Lives: Good Advice (5min) More
Freaks of Nurture (6min) More
Last Stop (6min) More
The Moon's Milk (14min) More
Poliangular (8min) More
Cerulia (13min) More
Mad God (Part 3) (11min) More