Events

  • Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    1:00 pm8325 N Central St, Portland, OR

     

     

     

    Summer greetings from ASIFA Portland!

    Please come out for our long-running Summer Social, presented at The Church of Acoustic Redemption, just north of downtown St. Johns.
    We'll feature ice cream and drinks, of course.  You're welcome to bring toppings or enjoy some of ours, and your own eats and drinks as it suits you.
    You'll enjoy socializing, croquet, raffle items, animation events, cider/juice pressing (possible) and a pinata at one of the finest, friendliest retired churches in the Portland area.
    All humans and friendly dogs welcome, please join us at...
    8325 N Central St.
    Portland (St. Johns)  97203
    Sunday, Aug 6, 1-4pm
  • Mon
    31
    Jul
    2017
    Fri
    11
    Aug
    2017
    PNCA, Portland, OR

    Boundary Crossings is a two week course run by the PCNA, Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. There may still be an opportunity to register for it here. The theme this edition is 'Performing Identity through Animated Documentary', a very interesting subject indeed.

    More info here.

  • Fri
    28
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017
    5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St, Portland, OR

    Dir. Robert Zemeckis (1988); 104m, USA // 35mm

    FRIDAY, JULY 28th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
    SATURDAY, JULY 29TH AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
    SUNDAY, JULY 30TH AT 3:00PM

    “I’m not bad... I was just drawn that way.” What is to make of this haywire Zemeckis cult classic? Where are its boundaries as a goofy family flick to an innuendo charged romp? Nobody really knows, and that’s why we love it. Following his iconic role as Doc Brown from Zemeckis’ Back To The Future, Christopher Lloyd plots against Roger Rabbit and his fellow toons as the sinister Judge Doom. Upon completion, director of animation Richard Williams said, “I’m numb... from the rabbit...” Witness the fruits of his mind-bending, soul-numbing labor on 35mm.

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA

    Bellevue Arts Museum will be showcasing an installation of work by independent animator Tess Martin, featuring her new stop-motion animated film Ginevra. Alongside the film presentation will be exhibited several physical paper cut-outs from the film. This presentation will be the first public screening of Ginevra. The show opens at a Preview Party on June 29th, and is then open June 30-Oct 22.

    Martin is an independent animator who works with cut-outs, ink, paint, sand, or objects. Her films have displayed at galleries and festivals worldwide. The exhibition will be on view concurrently with Cut Up/Cut Out, an exhibition from the Bedford Gallery in California of national and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting. The two exhibitions both highlight the incredible versatility of this ancient method of art-making and the diverse ways it is being employed by contemporary makers.

    Based on Percy Shelley’s Poem The Dirge (itself based on the Florentine urban legend of Ginevra degli Almieri, who is rumored to have woken up a full day after her supposed death), Ginevra tells the tale of a woman mourning the murder of her daughter, only to find that the death is not quite the ending that she expected. Though technically unfinished upon Shelley’s untimely death, his wife Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (author of Frankenstein) published the last completed segment of the poem in 1824, allowing the mysteries of its meaning and the ambiguities of an untold ending to live on in the public consciousness.

    This film is part of a series of short animations based on poetry titled Cinematic Campfire Poetry, and was supported by the IFP Screen Forward Lab and produced by Monticello Park Productions. Director Tess Martin wrote the film to fit the poem, and animated it using paper cut-outs on a multi-plane animation stand, one frame at a time.

    Tess Martin: Ginevra is organized by Bellevue Arts Museum and curated by Lucile Chich and Benedict Heywood.

    ABOUT TESS MARTIN
    Tess Martin has received grants and residencies in support of her films, which have displayed at galleries and festivals worldwide. She also creates animations for musicians, other filmmakers, or initiatives like Ted-Ed. Tess runs and moderates the monthly Manifest Animation Show & Tell events in Rotterdam, where she is based, and is the director of Haptic Animation Amplifier (this website!), a non-profit that helps support & distribute animation from the Pacific Northwest of the USA.

    ABOUT BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM

    Bellevue Arts Museum is a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest to experience art, craft, and design. BAM engages the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications, featuring regional, national, and international artists. bellevuearts.org.

    Trailer for the film:

    Ginevra trailer from Tess Martin on Vimeo.