International Spectacular #1 2017

Series: Northwest Animation Festival

Friday evening kicks off a three-night extravaganza of amazing international shorts. Selected from over 1100 submissions, this panoramic variety show offers profound and playfully peculiar delights to satisfy nearly every taste.

Here's some of what you'll see: Alan uses his divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of humankind... And breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy is just about fed up with being married to "the next step in cognitive evolution." Deep in the African rainforest, a young boy travels with a band of ruthless poachers — until his devotion to a baby gorilla turns him into the hunted. An elderly bento chef and her daughter traverse a hilariously unpredictable Japanese shopping center while trying reach the chiropractor's office. Hidden beneath a Jewish ghetto, young Mikasch and his family manage to outsmart the Nazi occupiers and cleverly save their beloved dog. As a cataclysmic asteroid hurtles toward Earth, a lone dinosaur transforms tragedy to transcendent beauty, becoming a phoenix wrapped in flame.

(Some mature themes)

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Passes Accepted: Guest Pass and Member Guest Pass 

180 min, plus two short intermissions
Assistive Listening


Friday, May 12