Posted by Caitlin McAtomney
15. Jun, 2012
|June 17, 2012|
The dandiest thing about animated films is that these days, pretty much anything goes. In the modern world of animation, dudes with genital problems, bad-ass bears, inappropriate uses for meat, inebriated puppets, creepy politicians and a ‘what’s what’ of weird sex are all equally legitimate subjects as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Yep, even the most whacky and taboo aspects of humanity and society seem approachable when delivered through a cleverly-crafted animation. Genius!
From the simple to the sophisticated, to the truly bizarre, Melbourne International Animation Festival offers a plethora of sensory pleasures and an opportunity to experience the artist’s hand in an immediate and visceral way. With films, forums and workshops, this is an eight-day showcase of the human capacity for imagination and innovation. Check your preconceptions at the door.
WHEN: Sunday 17 June – Sunday 24 June
WHERE: ACMI, Federation Square
Jessica Hackett’s story in Journey of a Thousand Smiles details her heroic activism in her deeds in the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.
Performer Andi Snelling's one-person performance Deja Vu at Melbourne Fringe showed real talent through her exceptional body movement and facial expressions.
Casus’ Restrung is a combined musical and incredibly unique circus performance on fragility and strength.
Punchbowl Canteen is one of the newest eateries in Port Melbourne serving delicious but simple meals with local produce.
Movenpick are giving away over 5,000 scoops of ice-cream across their 23 boutiques this Monday!
The newly opened Italian eatery on High Street, Eat’aliano by Pino, stands out thanks to its head chef Pino Russo.