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The Matchbox Shows, Photo by Sean Meredith

Matchbox Show and Animation
Filmmaker Laura Heit in Attendance

Saturday, March 23, 7PM
Location: Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett
Aurora Members $10, Non-members $15 - Door Sales Only At This Time

*This program contains mature content*
“Using numerous animation techniques, puppetry and live- action video, Laura Heit’s exquisitely crafted, subversively witty work makes visible hidden corners of the human psyche, where monsters, wolves and imaginary creatures tread.” - Berenice Reynaud, Co-Curator of Film at REDCAT and CalArts Faculty
For the first time in Texas, Laura presents a series of short animated and puppet films and a live performance of her critically acclaimed The Matchbox Shows, where in teeny tiny puppet vignettes are performed inside matchboxes. 
Laura Heit employs stop-motion, live-action puppetry, hand drawing, and computer animation in her short films. Her award winning work has screened extensively at museums and film festivals around the world including; Walker Arts Center, Moma, Guggenheim, Anthology Film Archives, Millennium Film Workshop, Annecy, Rotterdam, Taiwan, Ann Arbor, and London International Film Festivals, Black Maria, PBS, and others. She also works in puppetry, experimental theater, and live performance. Her acclaimed puppet-show-in miniature, The Matchbox Shows, in which Heit plays ringmaster to a tiny cabaret, has been touring for over ten years, St. Ann's Warehouse Brooklyn, REDCAT and Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, and TBA festival Portland OR. She lives and works in Portland, OR.

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