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2010 Plastic Paper: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 1, 2010

Plastic Paper

Plastic Paper is a festival of animation and puppet films that will run at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Canada on May 5-8 and is presented by the Big Smash! Film Collective. The program, listed below, includes short films, features, documentaries, installations and special events.

The feature films include Rocaterrania, Brett Ingram’s documentary on scientific illustrator and secret fantasy artist Renaldo Kuhler; 2010 Oscar nominated film The Secret of Kells; the little seen 1982 environmental and animal activist film The Plague Dogs; a new surreal work by underground animator Bruce Bickford; and more.

For special events, there will be a continuously-running video installation by Winnipeg animator Leslie Supnet called How to Care for Introverts; a one-day Master Class taught by the legendary Bill Plympton; a Saturday morning cartoon feast; a T-shirt making class; and more.

Below is the full lineup of all the films screening at Plastic Paper, but for more info on them, the special events and to buy tickets, please visit the festival’s official website.

May 5

8:00 p.m.: “Seconds Under the Sun”
2010 New Year’s Greeting, dir. Naomi Nagata
The Demon, dir. Kihachiro Kawamoto
UMO (Music video for OOIOO), dir. Shoji Goto
Yuki-chan, dir. Kei Oyama
Komoko-chan’s Coffee, dir. Naomi Nagata
Weirdos, dir. K+Me
Animation for Les Religions Sauvages by Le Dernier Cri, dir. Daisuke Ichiba
Mermaid, dir. Shintaro Kago
Worm Story, dir. Keita Kurosaka
Terror of Golf Course, dir. Shintaro Kago
SOL (Music video for OOIOO), dir. Shoji Goto
Ladybirds’ Requiem, dir. Akino Kondoh
Lemon’s Road, dir. Tomoyasu Murata
The Place Where We Were, dir. Naoyuki Tsuji
Face to Face, dir. Mika Seike
Day of Nose, dir. Atsushi Wada

May 6

7:00 p.m.: Rocaterrania, dir. Brett Ingram. This documentary profiles artist Renaldo Kuhler, who ever since he was a young boy, has created and expanded upon an elaborate fantasy world called Rocaterrania that has become his life’s obsession.
Screening with:
Psychic Capital, dir. Jessica MacCormack

9:00 p.m.: “The World’s a Mess, It’s in My Kiss: Short Films of Love and Loss” (curated by Kier-La Janisse, Leslie Supnet + Clint Enns)
Life Without Gabriella Ferri, dir. Priit Parn
Haunted Heart, dir. Winona Regan
The Sea Dog’s Devotion, dir. Anna Kalus
Dojoji Temple, dir. Kihachiro Kawamoto
Palmersville, dir. Edwin Rostron

May 7

6:30 p.m.: “Handmade Puppet Dreams” (curated by Heather Henson)
Yamasong, dir. Sam K. Hale
Unicycle Baby Guy, dir. Matty Sidle
Omar’s Mother, dir. Puppet Heap
The Whole World and You, dir. Frankie Cordero
Too Loud a Solitude, dir. Genevieve Anderson
Incubus, dir. Lyon Hill
Harker, dir. Tony Giordano, Jason Murphy + Scott Shoemaker
Everloving, dir. Steve Johnson
Sammy & Sofa, dir. Tim Lagasse

9:00 p.m.: Ponytail, dir. Barry Doupé. Several lonely people are completely incapable of fulfilling their innermost desires and question the paths their lives have taken.
Screening with:
Anna’s Dream, dir. Stuart Hughes
Toy, dir. Eden Veaudry

11:00 p.m.: The Plague Dogs, dir. Martin Rosen. Two canines escape the laboratory where they were subjected to scientific experimentation and are hunted down because it’s believed they are carrying a terrible plague that threatens the entire human race. Based on the novel by Richard Adams (Watership Down).
Screening with:
The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl, dir. Mike Rousch

May 8

10:00 a.m.: “The Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party”
Live like a kid again and watch classic Saturday morning cartoons while eating cereal from an all-you-can-eat bar.

1:00 p.m.: “Animation Masterclass With Bill Plympton
The legendary underground animator will be conducting a special class on how he produces his award-winning films, from making to selling them. Plus, all attendees will receive a free drawing by Plympton.

4:30 p.m.: The Secret of Kells, dir. Tomm Moore. In this 2010 Oscar-nominated film, an orphan living in an Irish monastery who has never stepped outside the walls of his home is forced to go on an adventure that takes him outside for the first time into a world populated with fairies and other creatures.

7:00 p.m.: Summer Wars, dir. Mamoru Hosoda. A computer geek pretends to be a cute girl’s fiancĂ©, but the good times are threatened when one of his mathematical equations causes the collision of the real and virtual worlds.
Screening with:
Electric Sun, dir. Simon Beaupre
The Origin of Mass, dir. Aleksander Rodic

10:00 p.m.: Cas’l, dir. Bruce Bickford. This surreal stop-motion clay animated film is the latest work-in-progress by the legendary underground animator. This special screening will be accompanied by a live score by progressive psych band Mahogany Frog.
Screening with:
Black Chalk, dir. Irene Bindi
Sontainen, dir. Doreen Girard