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May 2011

The Streets

Plastic Paper Exhibit: RALPH BAKSHI: THE STREETS

03/05/2011 - 25/05/2011 03/05/2011 - 25/05/2011

This bold series of mixed-media construction/paintings was inspired by the gritty and colorful neighborhoods of Bakshi’s youth in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Opening Tuesday May 3 with Ralph Bakshi in person.

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flipbooks

Plastic Paper Exhibit: SHIFT: A fingers-on exhibit of fantastical flip books by ROBERT PASTERNAK

04/05/2011 - 07/05/2011 04/05/2011 - 07/05/2011

With flip books as large as a coffee table book and as small as a stick of gum, this will be a hands-on exhibit showing a selection of Pasternak's 20 year on-off exploration into this medium via 35 mm photographic print flip books, hand drawn, and computer illustrated geometries.

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gravity

Plastic Paper Opening Film: GRAVITY WAS EVERYWHERE BACK THEN

04/05/2011

Based on the true tale of Kentucky hardware clerk Leonard Wood, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then tells an inspiring, poignant, and darkly humorous love story of a man who built a bizarre and sprawling home for his wife by hand in the hope that it would cure her of terminal cancer. Plays with Jonas Odell's short film TUSSILAGO.

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max hattler

Plastic Paper Exhibit: Max Hattler's HEAVEN and HELL

04/05/2011 - 07/05/2011 04/05/2011 - 07/05/2011

1923 (aka Heaven) and 1925 (aka HELL) are two animation loops directed by Max Hattler, inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage.

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florestine

Plastic Paper: Helen Hill's THE FLORESTINE COLLECTION and DIY shorts

05/05/2011 19:00 - 20:10

Plastic Paper is proud to present the Manitoba Premiere of animator Helen Hill's last film, completed posthumously by her husband Paul Gailiunas. This mid-length film will be accompanied by DIY shorts from Winnipeg and beyond, including Kandis Friesen’s Trade (Canada 2010), David Jones’ Wild Blood (USA 2009), Edwin Roston’s Of Unknown Origin (UK 2010), Emily Baxter's Light (Canada, 2010), Patrick Jenkin's Amoeba (Canada 2010), Cami Lee's City of Tomorrow (Taiwan 2010), and Emily Pelstring's Manskin Pants (Canada 2011).

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MPP thumb

Plastic Paper: RICK TREMBLES' MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY: DE-CENSORTIZED!

05/05/2011 21:00 - 22:30

Come say hi face-to-face to the cartoonist THE GUARDIAN called “a genius” and ROBERT CRUMB declared “even more twisted & weird” than himself!

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american pop

Plastic Paper: AMERICAN POP - with RALPH BAKSHI in person!

06/05/2011

Plastic Paper is extremely proud to present Ralph Bakshi in person to present his masterwork, American Pop - the story of four generations of a Russian-Jewish family of musicians that parallels the history of American popular music in the 20th century.

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keiichi tanaami

Plastic Paper: KEIICHI TANAAMI RETROSPECTIVE

06/05/2011

Psychedelic, avant-garde, alluring and outrageous elements permeate Tanaami's pieces, many of which have been the source of acclaim in films, art books, album covers and posters. This retrospective program looks at some of Keiichi Tanaami's most eclectic and psychedelic film work.

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viva the nam

Plastic Paper: VIVA THE 'NAM

06/05/2011

The first feature-length no-rules stop-motion action comedy to star only action figures! Viva The ‘Nam depicts the bizarre adventures of Pvt. Joe Holmes, a marine stationed in Vietnam's "I Corps" from 1968-1969. The last of a family line that has lost a man in every single American conflict, Holmes will have to overcome communist armies, Russian Roulette rounds, USO riots, bloodthirsty drill instructors, leeches, drunk drivers, an M16-wielding Charlton Heston, and poop-smoking Frenchmen to make it out of Vietnam alive! Plays with Jenny Lin's short film COVERS.

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monster team

Plastic Paper: MONSTER TEAM Lino-Cut T-Shirt Workshop!

07/05/2011

Based on the immense popularity of this workshop at the 2010 event, the Monster Team returns for 2011! Local artist Leslie Supnet will team up with visiting artist Rick Trembles to lead a hands-on lino-printing Monster T-shirt workshop! All ages! Free admission!

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cartoon party

Plastic Paper: THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CEREAL CARTOON PARTY!

07/05/2011 10:00 - 13:00

Back by popular demannd, Plastic Paper brings you a full-on Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal Party! The cereal will be all-you-can-eat and the cartoons will take you back to a younger, more innocent and yes, stupider time.

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beast pageant

Plastic Paper: THE BEAST PAGEANT

07/05/2011 14:00 - 15:30

First time filmmakers Albert Birney and Jon Moses blend live action with stop-motion to follow an alienated young man named Abraham, who lives in a confined apartment where his only companion is a giant machine. With the help of a small singing cowboy who grows out of his side, Abraham moves from the depths of industrial oppression to the elation of nature and its mischievous forest spirits.

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trashmaster

Plastic Paper: THE TRASHMASTER

07/05/2011 16:30 - 18:10

Machinimas are films made using video game engines, and The Trashmaster is one of the finest and most ambitious in its class. Created entirely with images from the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, this cross between Dirty Harry, Taxi Driver and Seven follows a NYC garbage collector-turned-vigilante as he finds himself on the trail of a particularly twisted serial killer.

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code in motion

Plastic Paper: CODE IN MOTION: EARLY COMPUTER ANIMATION

07/05/2011 19:00 - 20:15

The works in this program explore both the mathematical precision of computer graphics, as well as the uncontrolled, the uncontrollable and the random. Included are both early examples of experimental and narrative computer animated films including work by John Whitney, Sr., John Stehura, James Whitney, Stan Vanderbeek and Kenneth Knowlton, Lillian Schwartz, Pierre Hébert and Peter Foldès.

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bill hicks

Plastic Paper Closing Film: AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY

07/05/2011 21:00 - 22:45

Three years in the making, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern cultures most iconic heroes to the big screen. Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of America and modern life head on. Hicks left a large unseen legacy; his collection of video recordings and hundreds of photographs and these became the starting point for this feature-length animated documentary.

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trembles camp

RICK TREMBLES' MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY DECENSORTIZED

10/05/2011

Undead & in person next to the slithery slideshow screen, using hand-drawn biographical anecdotes, Trembles will make you tremble as he narrates how he first got into macabre movies & comix. From King Kong to Cronenberg, don’t miss Trembles’ alternate terror-tinged take on the history of cinema!

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japanese horror

Miskatonic Institute: THE JAPANESE HORROR FILM

16/05/2011 - 30/05/2011 16/05/2011 - 30/05/2011

The course will trace the importance of the pre-modern tradition (pre-1900), as seen in Japanese Kabuki and Noh theatre, literature and painting, on the first flowering of great Japanese horror in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and then examine how the current new wave of J-horror drew from this older tradition of ghost/supernatural film and art and added a modern, technologically concerned sensibility.

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