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Film: Short Films Of The Quay Brothers
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 3:00pm
The films of the Quay brothers are glimpses into another world. They are surrealist experiments that are powerful and imaginative and after viewing this collection it is easy to see why the Quay's have attained cult status. Their films tell stories, but they aren't really narrative films. They are stop motion animated journeys into other realms; worlds where little boys chase animate screws and pocket watches are made of meat. Places where form and texture and focus are used in unique ways to create feelings. The films often feature puppet-like dolls, frequently broken or disfigured, that move and react like humans, almost. The landscapes are regularly drab and filled with objects that take on new meanings. The depth of focus is very narrow, causing objects even slightly in the background or foreground to be blurry and indistinct. These themes work together to give the films a nightmare-like quality that is sure to transform the way we think of animation. We are please to present this magnificent collection, rarely seen on the big screen, which includes Quay classics such as "The Comb", "Street of Crocodiles", and "Anamorphosis."

What:
Short Films Of The Quay Brothers (1987 Stephen and Timothy Quay)
Format:
35mm Film
Runtime:
94 minutes
When:
November 21st & November 22nd at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, November 23th @ 3:00 pm
Where:
5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Admission:
Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission

For more information:

PSU Film Committee
film@pdx.edu

503-725-3551
http://www.fifthavenuecinema.groups.pdx.edu