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Animated Film Shows in SF 10/21

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    San Francisco Film Society Presents FEAR(S) OF THE DARK: SPECIAL SCREENING Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 pm Landmark s Embarcadero Center Cinema Fear(s) of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 16, 2008
      San Francisco Film Society Presents
      Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 pm
      Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema

      Fear(s) of the Dark, the highly anticipated, beautifully scary, animated portmanteau, will premiere at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 21, at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema, as an SFFS Special Screening and warm-up to the San Francisco International Animation Festival. Co-director Charles Burns is expected to attend the screening and to participate in a Q+A.

      Tickets are on sale now at www.sffs.org 

      Spiders' legs brushing against naked skin. Unexplained noises in the dark. A hypodermic needle getting closer and closer. A dead thing trapped in a bottle of formaldehyde. A growling dog running and on the hunt. A big empty house creaking....Six amazing graphic artists and cartoonists lend their distinctive hands to stylize these dark nightmares with no color, only black, white, and gray.

      With ultrarealistic techniques now possible, it is important to remember that animation is first and foremost art. Whether slick or rough, paint or pencil, or even originating from a computer, an image is carefully hand designed for every single frame of film. It is the ultimate work of a creator, personally using the drawn frame, chiaroscuro contrast, the angle of the light, and the line movement to tell a story. But it is also the duration of a shot, and what is and isn't heard. It is the style of the art and the art of the storytelling that make Fear(s) of the Dark so wonderful. Since they come from the artists' own phobias, you can trust a loving exploration into the surreal atmosphere of your creepiest dreams. As your emotions get worked over, you won't jump up; you will sink in.–Mike Plante, Sundance Film Festival

      For more information, please visit http://www.sffs.org/events/films/film_fears_of_the_dark.html 

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