Squeaky Wheel’s 15th Animation Fest!

  • Squeaky Wheel’s 15th Animation Fest!

Event Category: Cinema

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  • Screening 1
    Saturday, August 4, 12pm
    at the Frank E. Merriweather Library

    Screening 2
    To be announced!

    Screening 3
    Friday, September 7, 7:30pm
    at the Albright Knox Art Gallery

    All screenings are free and open to the public!

    Squeaky Wheel is proud to announce our 15th Animation Festival! This free, all-ages, family-friendly affair with the famous Squeaky edge is a showcase of short animated film, featuring a variety of techniques, from hand-made film to 3D animation. Guest curated by Savion “Ineil Quaran” Mingo (D.O.P.E. Collective), we are proud to present the biggest animation fest yet, with three screenings around the city of Buffalo, each with their own unique lineup of films. Make sure to attend all three screenings to see all the films!

    Among the works featured in the festival are Orisha’s Journey, an African tale of a girl named Orisha who journeys into the spirit world; Two Spirit, a reflection on the term indicating someone of native descent who possesses both male and female spirits; Mahogany Too, an experimental Nollywood sequel to the lustrous 1975 Diana Ross drama. Other works visualize the snapping boasts of Muhammad Ali; elegantly explore Brazillian dance and Yoruba spirituality through hand-painted animation; and showcase the trials of a black queer youth who tries to find acceptance. Foregrounding artists of African and Indigenous/Native descent, the screening features works from around the world, and the possibilities of science fiction courses through the veins of all three screenings.

    With films by Adrian Baker, Donovan Vim Crony, Sergio Di Bitetto, Hannah R.W. Hamalian, Carrie Hawks, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys, Elizabeth LaPensée, Laura Marguiles, Lucas Martell, Everard McBain, Teouria Morris, Abdul Ndadi, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ibrahim Waziri, Don Jonathan Webb, and Jin Woo.


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