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"Attraction" by Emily Scaife

"Joy Street" by Suzan Pitt

August 17-18, 2018
Organized by Dave Merson Hess
Presented by Rush Process and Aurora Picture Show

Rush Process is the only animation festival in the US explicitly dedicated to handcrafted animation made with non-digital techniques (including stop motion, paper cut-out, multi-plane, ink & paint on paper, charcoal, chalk, paint-and-sand-on-glass, analog rotoscoping, and direct animation on celluloid.) Organized by Houston animator Dave Merson Hess, the festival celebrates personal visions and physical media in its eclectic programming of narrative, documentary, essay, and experimental animation. Viva DIY, auteur-driven, analog cinema art!

International Shorts
Friday, August 17 (7:30pm)
$10 / Free for Aurora Members
Rush Process celebrates DIY, handcrafted animation in this selection of highly personal, animated short films. The competition shorts program represents a wide spectrum of voices, genres, and animation techniques in new films from around the US and UK. The festival’s juror award will be announced at the screening. Be sure to arrive early to join the reception and animate yourself in the GIF booth.

The Visionary Films of Suzan Pitt
Saturday, August 18 (7:30pm)
Rush Process and Aurora present a retrospective program of films by acclaimed painter and underground animation legend, Suzan Pitt. This career-spanning program features newly restored works including her surrealistic, animated noir Visitation (2011); the mixed-media exploration of depression and renewal Joy Street (1995); her early cut-out stop-motion examination of domestic life Crocus (1971); and cult favorite Asparagus (1978) which premiered at The Whitney before going on to stun audiences in theaters before David Lynch's Eraserhead.


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