Flying Monkey Presents 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Over the past few years, the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth, NH has developed quite a diverse program of independent films, documentaries, classics, children and family movies, silent films, and local film projects. With such a wide range of offerings, this state-of-the-art venue has become a destination for movie lovers all over the state! As a highlight of its great lineup, next weekend the Flying Monkey will present a very special collection of this year’s most notable animated short films.

Saturday, November 12th through Monday, November 14th, The Animation Show of Shows returns for its second year in theaters with 12 charming family-friendly films. For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows, founded and curated by Ron Diamond, has been presenting new and innovative short films to animation studios, societies, schools and festivals around the world. Highlights for this year’s show 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.

Featuring techniques ranging from hand-drawn to stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, the 16 extraordinary films in this program were created by animators from Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, the U.K., and the U.S. 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.

For the first time this year, in addition to regular shows, there will also be a number of special daytime screenings specifically designed to be family-friendly and appropriate for viewers of six years and up. Those who attend the later evening screenings will have the opportunity to see four additional films – Corpus, Blue, Manoman, and All Their Shades – that approach their mature subjects in more graphic detail. The 3:30pm screening will contain the 12 Family Friendly Films, and the 6:30pm screening will contain the 12 Family Friendly Films PLUS the 4 Mature Films.

For more information on the program, including links to the artist website with descriptions of each short film, or to buy tickets online, please visit www.flyingmonkeyhn.com.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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