Rare program of Zagreb animation from 1957-78
The Croatian Animation Cultural Exchange presents an evening of historical animations from Croatia (1957-1978) with works by Nikola Kostelac, Vatroslav Mimica, Zlatko Grgic and more. The program is presented by Vanja Hraste who is a visiting program director of the film-club association of Croatia. Tickets range from $6 to $10.50, depending on the venue—and there are three to choose from, so you don’t have to travel very far, considering!
In the history of animated film, the Zagreb school played an outstandingly creative role. It brought together many artistic talents who all had a strong will for artistic experimenting. In many of the works the animators created a space with only two dimensions and with movements in which the character movements were reduced and abstract. In these films, the authors challanged the laws of physics and created animations closer to the art avantgarde. The Zagreb authors also brought existential and social questions into animated film with themes such as old age, death, sickness and aggression. Their importance to the world of animation is unquestioned, and if you haven’t seen these relatively rare films, now’s your chance!
San Francisco • Sunday, January 29th, 8pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
East Bay • Saturday, February 4th, 8pm
Studio Quercus, 385 26th Street Oakland, CA 94612
North Bay • Sunday, February 5th, 4:15pm
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Theater 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA 94901