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Shorts 2: Shifts and Rifts (Animation)


  Australia, Poland, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States     80 minutes


The creative conjurings of dreams, psychedelic adventures, and familial reconnections run throughout this set of animated wonders from around the globe. This transcendent program is packed with a variety of animation styles.

The emancipatory power of the queer imagination is combined with fan fiction tropes and magical realism in Are You Still Watching? (Australia). Two former lovers bump into each other on their daily commute in Soft Animals (U.S.). In 3 geNarrations (Poland), familial exchanges spark three different points of view. A mother’s dreams become strong premonitions for important moments in Kkum (South Korea). Affairs of the Art (Australia) questions the quirky addictions of an eccentric family. The video game of life is played through stop-motion vignettes in Champion Edition (U.S.) A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever in Nuevo Rico (U.S.). In I gotta look good for the apocalypse (Turkey) avatars share a common life in a virtual universe while forms of digital beings multiply. In Other Half (UK), Ren longs to find completion in a world of merged couples.

Featuring works byAlex Cardy, Tali Polichtuk, and Kitty Chrystal, Paula Ziółkowska, Kim Kang-min, Joanna Quinn, Christopher Chan, Kristian Mercado, Ayce Kartal, Lina Kalcheva.

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 16 @ 12:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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Special Guests*: Director Christopher Chan (Champion Edition)
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the United States.

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