A child beams with joy at his balloon. Not for long, because the round red friend on the line has some mean ideas of his own about how to play with the little cutie. Don Hertzfeldt’s classic of black humoured drawn animation.
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Even in its rebellious youth, cartoon already tested its boundaries and freedom. In 1919, Earl Hurd drew the serial character Bobby Bumps and his dog Fido.
Cool, hip, nerrrdyyyyy … and brilliantly funny.
Archives are tirelessly fighting against the age-related decay of film stock. Chemical processes produce blisters and crystal carpets in the emulsion.
“Climax Fables presents” the fantasy world of an unknown artist from the Roaring Twenties. Eveready Harton has adventures with wife, rival and pet.
Film was long considered a medium of mass education in which talking heads explained the world. Cathy Joritz gleefully scratches the surface of these claims of authority, etching playful visual comments into the emulsion.
A film of unfulfilled dreams. Naomi Uman removed the objects of desire from a 1970s porn movie. Using nail polish remover and bleach, she made the women’s bodies invisible, frame by frame. What’s left is a phantom.