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18/09/2006

Animation Invasion At Norwich International Film Festival

This October 'animate!' invades Riverside Studios for the project's first Rogue Talents evening, a monthly series of 'live' events exploring beyond the boundaries of conventional cinema.
Later in the month the animate! crew, commissions, and their makers will be appearing throughout the four days of the UK's most exciting event for radical animation, The Norwich International Animation Festival.
October brings the first instalment of this extraordinary monthly programme of events and with it the opportunity to hear legendary filmmaker Nicolas Roeg in conversation with celebrated revolutionary author Iain Sinclair between screenings of 'The Falconer' (UK 1998, Iain Sinclair/Christopher Petit, 56min) and 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' (UK 1976, Nicolas Roeg, 138min).
The elegantly futuristic world of The Man Who Fell to Earth tells an earthly tale of love, loss and loneliness through the eyes of an alien played by David Bowie. Directed by Nicolas Roeg, the celebrated filmmaker of Performance (UK 1970, 105mins) and 'Don’t Look Now' (Italy/UK 1973, 110mins).
As the season continues animate! presents features, shorts and documentaries that challenge the nature of live action cinema. Guest directors, live music, events (including pole-dancing!) and discussions will accompany the screenings. Upcoming evenings include: 'Future City' in November, 'Future Worlds' in December and 'Future Sex' in January.
For more information visit www.riversidestudios.co.uk
animate! at Norwich International Animation Festival has a busy timetable of screenings, sessions and symposiums. animate! crew, filmmakers and commissions will have a large presence at this year’s major event for radical animation. animate! Re-Visions: Life Beyond Live-action bursts open the animate! archive to reveal 13 films by artists who break the rules and dramatically take cinema where live-action never could.
Special previews of this year’s animate! tv commissions offer the first opportunity to see the latest additions to the animate! catalogue, before their Channel 4 screening in November, including powerful new work from AL + AL and Osbert Parker.
animate! sponsors The Offscreen Symposium 06: Re-vision - Manipulated which has filmmaker and theorist Steve Reinke in conversation with Ian White (Whitechapel Gallery) as they explore key debates about the meaning and future of animation, drawing on the provocative themes raised in Reinke’s recent book 'The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema'. Dick Arnall (animate! Producer) hosts a conversation with Run Wrake on his award-winning animate! commission, Rabbit in Rabbit Dissected, and Gareth Evans (animate! Editor) curates Tall Tales: Flat Lands + Waterlands, a two-part event with panel discussions exploring the ways the moving image responds to environment, featuring work by Stan Brakhage, Patrick Bokanowski, and Emily Richardson.
For more information visit: www.niaf.org.uk
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VMI.TV Ltd

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