From May 6 through 12, 2011.
A cat and a mouse carry on a dysfunctional relationship in a futuristic landscape. A Chinese monk sets out on foot with a tiger during the Tang dynasty and happens upon the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan. Two blue collar workers dissect the meaning of “normal” life, as the world crumbles around them. A box of matches succumbs, to their detriment, to the appeal of a cigarette.
Four people recount their various encounters-triumphant or terrifying, euphoric or down-to-earth-with an unforgettable rite of passage. The shorts featured in Nine Nation Animation are all award-winning selections from the world’s most renowned festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand and others. The Village Voice says that Nine Nation Animation “proves that there’s a lot more to the animator’s art than either the cutting-edge ultra-realism of Pixar or the flat functionality of sitcoms like The Simpsons” and Variety calls it “a filling multicourse meal for the discerning grownup toon fan.”
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134