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Animation Spotlight

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Manivald
Manivald is still living at home with his retired mother. The day before his 33rd birthday a hot young wolf named Toomas comes to fix their washing machine. A love triangle develops, which leaves Manivald increasingly frustrated.

[O]
A film that imitates nature in its manner of operation, depicting animated cycles in a world entirely based on sound frequency and vibration.

A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness
A hand-drawn animated tale about love in an increasingly dark world.

PLUR
A claymation adaptation of a series of actual voicemails received after making out with someone at a rave.

GLUCOSE
Sugar was the engine of the slave trade that brought millions of Africans to America. Glucose is sweet, marketable, and easy to consume, but its surface satisfaction is a thin coating on the pain of many disenfranchised people.

Eye Bags
Through monologue, Talia describes her chronic insomnia. She does not know its cause and spends many painful nights awake. When Talia meets Ah Gum, a goldfish who lives in her eye bags, they develop an interesting relationship.

The Driver Is Red
Argentina, 1960: A true crime story of how secret agent Zvi Aharoni hunts down one of the highest-ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

JEOM
A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on their butt. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father's birthmark to remove it—but he just can't get rid of it.

The Burden
A dark musical enacted in a modern shopping center next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical numbers, but the apocalypse is a tempting liberator.

Fri. 1/19, 6:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC
Sat. 1/20, 6:00 p.m., Broadway 6, SLC
Sun. 1/21, 6:00 p.m., Temple, PC
Thu. 1/25, 8:30 p.m., Egyptian, PC

SECTION Shorts

RUN TIME 79 min

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