Roof and Courtyard
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
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|8:30PM||Live Music by Lydia Ainsworth|
The Obvious Child (Stephen Irwin | 12 min.)
The complicated relationship between a rabbit and his troubled owner, a young girl. The rabbit worships the girl in a god-like way but he is confused by her actions. The girl is trying to send her dead parents to heaven. She is a violent, mixed-up individual with strange ideas regarding religion an how best to please God. The film explores childhood delusions and the confusion that religion can cause in a developing mind.
Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. His film 'Moxie' was awarded the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, and 'The Black Dog's Progress' won Best Short Film at the British Animation Awards 2010. He has received commissions from the UK Film Council & Film London, BBC New Talent/Warp Films, Animate Projects/Arts Council England, and Channel 4. His films have been screened in competition at festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Annecy, Zagreb, Edinburgh, Ann Arbor and Clermont-Ferrand. He was named as one of Animation Magazines Rising Stars of Animation 2009.