This program of eight short animations from the Chicago Film Archives explores the darker side of humanity and life in the 20th century. Playing with one of the inherent properties of animation—transformation and metamorphosis—the dark and sinister subject of these films is contrasted with a playful irreverent tone. Themes including sexuality, militarization, modernity, gender roles, and social norms link each of these short animations. Other spaces—spaces that resemble our lived reality—reflect alternate visions and experiences of the world. Anywhere But Here features films made in the US, Japan, Croatia, France, and Belgium from CFA’s collections—all screening on 16mm film.
The Eggs (Yōji Kuri, 1967, 9 min)
The Button (Yōji Kuri, 1963, 3 min)
Chromophobia (Raoul Servais, 1966, 10 min)
Intergalactic Zoo (Mort and Millie Goldsholl, 1958, 3 min)
Plus Vite (Peter Foldes, 1966, 9 min)
J.P. Somersaulter’s Première Cartoon Cartoon (Somersaulter-Moats-Somersaulter, 1975, 6 min)
Opera Cordis (Dušan Vukotić, 1968, 10 min)
Yo Yo the Clone, Too (Somersaulter-Moats-Somersaulter, 1980, 5 min)
TRT: 56 minutes; All 16mm.
$8 suggested donation