Sam Gurry's "The Biggest Wad Is Mine"
Still from Sam Gurry’s “The Biggest Wad Is Mine”

Day 1 / Fri Aug. 17, 2018

COMPETITION SCREENING

International Shorts

7:30pm, Aurora Picture Show, $10.
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Rush Process celebrates DIY, handcrafted animation as a unique vehicle for self-expression. This international competition screening is an eye-opening hour of highly personal, animated shorts made with physical media. The program provides a kaleidoscopic view of non-digital animation currents, including narrative, documentary, and experimental films made with stop-motion, multi-plane, hand-drawn, charcoal, cut-out, paint-on-glass, and direct animation techniques. (Be sure to arrive early to join the reception and animate yourself in the GIF booth!)

Still from "Joy Street".
Still from Suzan Pitt’s “Joy Street”

Day 2 / Sat Aug. 18, 2018

CURATED SCREENING

The Visionary Films of Suzan Pitt

7:30pm, Aurora Picture Show, $10.
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Rush Process and Aurora present a retrospective program of films by acclaimed painter and underground animation legend, Suzan Pitt. This career-spanning program features newly restored works including her surrealistic, animated noir Visitation (2011); the mixed-media exploration of depression and renewal Joy Street (1995); her early cut-out stop-motion examination of domestic life Crocus (1971); and cult favorite Asparagus (1978) which premiered at The Whitney before going on to stun audiences in theaters before David Lynch’s Eraserhead.

Expert GIFers at RP16.
Expert GIFers at RP16.

Days 1 & 2 / Fri-Sat Aug. 17-18, 2018

STOP-MOTION FUN

GIF Photo Booth

7:30pm-8:00pm, Aurora Picture Show, FREE w/entry.
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It’s back! Arrive early to either screening to animate yourself at “America’s Favorite Pixillation Station,” the Dragonframe GIF Photobooth.¬†As seen at Aurora20 and RP2016. Run by DIY Animation Club, and sponsored¬†by El Bambi.