Animation Block Party
Fantastic short 'toons from Animation Block Party
FRI., July 27, 2007
8:30 - Live Music by Demander
9:00 - Movies Begin
11:30-1AM -After Party: Open Bar at Bar
(557 Manhattan Avenue @ Driggs)
Courtesy of Dewar's Scotch Whisky and Martin Miller's
On the lawn of Automotive High School
50 Bedford Ave, between N. 12th and Lorimer, Williamsburg,
In the event of rain the show is indoors at the same
Drive at All Automotive Shows:
your old books to the Automotive library! Details HERE
Tickets -$8 at the door or online HERE
Ticket include FREE open
bar at Bar
in partnership with - IFC.com, New York magazine, MNN
& Automotive High School.
Animation Block Party
Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but
labels aside - NYC
based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting
the world's best
independent, professional and student animation. This
summer from July
27-30, 2007 – Animation Block Party will screen
nearly one hundred
animated shorts ranging in genre and theme. Every night
of the festival
will culminate with an excellent after party as described
Sopranos Ending Revealed – Martin Abrahams
A classic animators re-interprets the ending to the
millennium television show.
Hell’s Angels Safehouse – Ashley
Holzwasser (2:15 min)
Based on true events, a friend describes her experiences
Massachusetts at a Hells Angels safe house. This is
a hand-drawn ink and
The Powers That Be – Will White (3:00
Undercover butt-kicking takes on a new name in this
Infinite Justice – Karl Tebbe (2:15
Taking fragments from war reports shown on German television
- Iraq war at
its best - and reconstructing them frame by frame with
action figures sold
in the USA. This isn't Disney. Not Team America. This
is war. And we have
friends on both sides.
Symbol – Ron Crawford (1:20 min)
Visual interpretations of the peace sign.
The Return of Sargeant Pecker – Pierre
Delarue (2:00 min)
The Return of Sergeant Pecker is a romantic comedy.
Brain Wash – Woodrow Martin (1:36 min)
Sometimes you just need to clean your head.
Crapass – Mike Chiechi (2:06 min)
Don’t look in the toilet or you might find crapass.
Peeper – Luis Cerritos (3:50 min)
A teenager with sexy neighbors.
Little Guys – David Pagano (2:56 min)
Lego parody of/homage to the toy commercials during
the late '80s/early '90s.
Barney The Terrier – Anny Slater (1:20
Barney, The White House Scottish Terrier talks with
his Secret Service
security guard about life in the White House.
The Wisdom Tooth – Philippa Rice (3:39
A man discovers that his new wisdom tooth can speak
to him and give him
Flowers of Evil – Adam Ansorge (15 seconds)
Flowers make bad friends.
Ugly – Dan Lundquist (2:48 min)
The story of a person who believes themselves the ugliest
person in the
world and how they deal with it.
Peanut Butter Fish Pockets – Steve Stark
First we select only the finest of dead fish. We place
them in a pastry
pocket and inject it with peanut butter. Then we leave
the pockets in the
sun for weeks until they are just right.
The Ghost of Sam Peckinpah – Jason Brewer
A young, gritty cowboy named Jack Yeager stirs up the
town of Deep Sands,
Utah, and wakes the ghost of legendary filmmaker Sam
they march into the heart of Hollywood on a mission
to put the capital W
back in Western.
Polka - Rodolfo Collado Hernandez (5:25 min)
A whimsical animated story about a shy, young girl
who tries to establish
a conversation with an interesting stranger.
Type A – R. Smith (1:54 min)
A humorous look at a Type A person’s anger getting
the best of him as he
tries to write a letter
Blunted – Lamar Sanders (30 sec)
Getting stoned outside the Quickie Mart is not always
a good idea.
Shut Eye Hotel – Bill Plympton (7:03
Two detectives try to solve mysterious disappearances
at a local hotel.
Flock Off – Matt Lee (1:00 min)
Birds are often full of poop.
Manning – Anton Bogaty (4:22 min)
A boy encounters strange entities one afternoon while
playing in his bedroom.
The Legend of Cranky Verne – Laika
Just leave Crank Verne alone, he’s cranky.
Untitled – Anthony Mair (3:45 min)
The poignant tale of a boy and his lizard.
Stoned Wheat – Jake Friedman (1:58 min)
A short cartoon that takes a stupid pun out of control.
Atomic Banana – Erik Kling (4:50 min)
Intellectually enhanced chimp versus cruel genius in
a battle for the
Ivan’s Act – Emmett Goodman (3:42
A stop motion look at a fumbling magician.
After School Midnight – Hitoshi Takekiyo
An biology skeleton However, when the veil of night
goes down with a sound
of bell that notifies end of class,_A school turns
into a stage for his
The Meatrix 2 1/2 – Sustainable Table
and Free Range Studios, Louis Fox
The Meatrix as our heroes Moopheus, Leo, and Chickity
take on another
facet of industrial agriculture - meat processing.
"It's music with sick
beats, high energy, attitude, affection, and promise.
Think of that feeling when you find $20 in your pocket,
that's what Demander is." -Strapp
Who is Demander?
They are a team of crime fighters. Interpretive dance
coaches. Musicians, entrepreneurs, people I shared
a cab with. Individually they are Karen, Sivan, and
Drive for Automotive High School
As part of
the their ongoing efforts to improve the educational
environment for their students, this year Automotive
High School is making efforts to substantially expand
their library. Of course, the most important thing in
the library is the books, so if you want to help out
a public high school that is chronically short of funding,
drop off your old books at any Rooftop show
at Automotive High and they will be added to
the library's collection. Pretty much any and every
book is useful, but remember that these are high
school students, so your graduate school text books
might not be that useful to them! But novels, age-appropriate
textbooks, non-fiction and historical books and just
about everything else is very useful and would be much