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Latin American Experimental Animation

The lovely folks at the Mini Microcinema are hosting a screening of Latin American Experimental Animation on Thursday, March 30th.



Curated By: Lina Aguirre & Cecilia Traslaviña

Experience a diverse selection of vibrant contemporary experimental animation from filmmakers in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Peru. The evening is organized and introduced by Cecilia Traslaviña, animator and professor in the art department of Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, and Ohio State alum Dr. Lina X. Aguirre. (Prog. approx. 120 mins., digital video).

Introduction and discussion led by Mauricio Espinoza, Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Cincinnati

Sponsored By: The Center for Film & Media Studies at The University of Cincinnati
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Doors open at 7:00... Screening at 7:30Mini Microcinema 1329 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Free Admission, or a donation if you can afford it. Suggested Donation $5
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Cincinnati Best of Ottawa 2016 Logistics

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I am going to be heading downtown from Hyde Park, I have 3 or 4 seats empty in my car if anyone wants to carpool down there (If so, email me-cincycan@gmail.com, my name is Darcy).

We are then meeting at 8pm in the Washington Square Garage to try to further reduce the number of cars we are trying to park in OTR. Around 8:15 we will be at Lucy Blue Pizza for noms and drinks, then around 9:00pm we will head to Woodward Theater for seats.

Lucy Blue Pizza is at 1126 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Woodward Theater is at 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
And here is more info about the films that will be showing!


Rafael Rosado's Career in Storytelling

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Free- The Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival

Just wanted to post a reminder that this Friday the short independent animated films from the Ottawa International Animation Festival are playing in Cincinnati and it's FREE (which is amazing considering people in the industry spend hundreds to see it....)

The details:
Woodward Theater 1404 Main St Cincinnati, OH 45202 Friday Mar 17th, 9:00pm free admission!
Arrive early to be sure that you get a seat, I don't know how busy it will be. 
Also, if you are interested in meeting for a drink beforehand, like maybe at 16-bit, let me know (cincycan@gmail.com) and we can figure that out!
Hope to see you there! Let's show these people that Cincinnati is interested in animation!

Best of Ottawa 2016: International Tour
Running Time:  67 minutes
RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
OIAF 2016 Signal Film | Andreas Hykade and Theodore Ushev | Germany & Canada | 1:20
Begone Dull Care 2015 | Paul Johnson | Canada | 3:48
Velodrool | Sander Joon | Estonia | 6:11
Nočna ptica (Nighthawk) | Špel…