18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

March 30 – April 1, 2017 (Recurring Daily)
Times: Thurs. 2pm; Fri. 7pm; Sat. 9pm
Venue: The Cary Theater
Area: Cary
Admission: $ 3-$ 5

The Animation Show of Shows returns for its second year in theaters with 13 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include "About a Mother," a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s "The Giving Tree," Disney/Pixar’s sweet "Piper," and the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey "Pearl" by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne. The show also features a late-night bonus of four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences. This year’s show includes an expanded selection of fresh student films from leading animation schools in the US, Belgium, Canada, Korea and Russia. This is not surprising, since the most interesting and groundbreaking work is being done at these hotbeds of creativity.

Featuring techniques ranging from hand-drawn to stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, the 17 extraordinary films in this program were created by animators from Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, the UK, and the US. Their themes range from gay issues and civil rights to deeply felt personal stories to the wacky humor that animation does so well. Many have garnered awards from prestigious festivals around the world.

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