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Under the Radar: 70 Years of Polish Animation
Rafael 1Sat, Oct 7 8:45 PM
**Featuring live animation by Mariusz Wilcznski, with music by Trance Mission** FOCUS: POLISH CINEMA From the subversive to the suggestive, from the hysterical to the historical: For filmmakers in Poland, animation has been a creative means of liberation, with films that could go under the radar-and sometimes over the top-in this unique collection of shorts from the Communist era to the present. The first screening of this program features live animation by Poland's most treasured animator, Mariusz Wilczynski, accompanied by live music by Beth Custer with Trance Mission (30 min). Also featured is Wilczynski’s Kizi Mizi (2007, 20 min), a poetic cat-and-mouse story of love, betrayal, and unwanted solitude.
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Under the Radar: 70 Years of Polish Animation
Sequoia 1Mon, Oct 9 9:00 PM
**Featuring live animation by Mariusz Wilcznski, with music by Trance Mission** FOCUS: POLISH CINEMA From the subversive to the suggestive, from the hysterical to the historical: For filmmakers in Poland, animation has been a creative means of liberation, with films that could go under the radar-and sometimes over the top-in this unique collection of shorts from the Communist era to the present. The first screening of this program features live animation by Poland's most treasured animator, Mariusz Wilczynski, accompanied by live music by Beth Custer with Trance Mission (30 min). Also featured is Wilczynski’s Kizi Mizi (2007, 20 min), a poetic cat-and-mouse story of love, betrayal, and unwanted solitude.
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Film Info
Year:2000
Running Time:2 min.
Description
Part of the classic retrospective of Polish animation (2nd screening only)
Additional Information
An excellent artist, Mariusz "Wilk" Wilczynski is considered to be one of the most important creators of avant-garde animation worldwide. He graduated from the Painting Faculty of Lódz Fine Arts Academy. Born in 1964, Wilk is a Polish animation director, painter, performer, and set designer and the creator of a one of a kind animated books featured on a Polish TV channel, TVP Kultura. In 2007, Wilk’s award winning works were presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery in London. His debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival marks the West Coast Premiere of his special live animation with music.