Filmmaker Lewis Klahr “re-animates” images from mid-twentieth-century advertisements, comic books, and other ephemeral talismans of American commerce and popular culture to produce submerged narratives about the emotional and dream lives of his memory-haunted characters. This visit to his Los Angeles studio sees him working on his film Wednesday Morning Two A.M. (which went on to win a Tiger Award for Short Film at the 2010 International Film Festival Rotterdam) and discussing his practice. As a culmination to his 2009-2010 Residency Award in Media Arts, the Wexner Center will be featuring a month-long retrospective of Klahr’s career (along with classic films by Joseph von Sternberg, Andy Warhol, Jacques Tourneur, and others that have an important influence on Klahr’s work) throughout the month of May. Visit the Wexner Center website for screening schedules and further information: http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?seriesid=253
The 3rd title released by CALF, a new DVD label established in 2010 by Japanese independent filmmakers.
Atsushi Wada's film attracts viewers with his fine drawing lines, whispering sounds, and the unique rhythm and movement. His strange and absurd world is full of humor and sadness that will tickle your mind.
Atsushi Wada ikes to make comfortable movements and is always thinking about the Japanese traditional concept called "Ma", the tension produced between movements. Day of Nose (2005) won the Best Short Film in Norwich International Animation Festival and Well, That's Glasses (2007) won the Best Film of the Young Jury in Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival. In a Pig's Eye (2010) has been nominated in Zagreb, Annecy, Hiroshima, and Ottawa, and won the Best Film in Fantoche International Animation Film Festival. The Mechanism of Spring (2010) premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
This is my graduation film from Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2012- official selection for student competition
Anima / Brussels Animation Film Festival 2013 - winner of student competition
Anifilm / International Festival of Animated Films 2012 - winner of czech-slovak student competition
The 14th Annual Animation Show of Shows - selected for screenings and DVD
Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70’s California psychedelic folk duo ‘Richard Twice’, was on his way to stardom and a huge success with his first debut album when he mysteriously walked away from it all.
Featured as a New York Times Op-Doc: nytimes.com/2017/07/25/opinion/richard-twice-music.html?_r=0
Official Selection: Slamdance, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Palm Springs Int'l Shorts Fest, Fantasia Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Fest, Chattanooga Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Fest, Sidewalk Film Fest, Tacoma Film Festival, Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Byron Bay, DOC NYC, Cucalorus Film Festival