Film Screenings

Thursday, October 12, 2006
The Host

Part of San Francisco International Animation Showcase

Date + Time

Thursday, October 12, 2006
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

One of the most fertile genres in cinema and television, animation is a hub for cross-pollination among artistic, commercial, and industrial media. It encompasses special effects, art-house films, and children's cartoons. These screenings explore the breadth of animation with eclectic programs of feature-length and short films. Thursday and Saturday highlight the latest technical and aesthetic techniques. Sunday's lineup contains an assortment of family-friendly fare.

The festival begins with a South Korean monster flick by Joon-Ho, reminiscent of the best American B movies of the 1950s. This film was the surprise hit of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Designers from the vanguard visual effects firm the Orphanage will be on hand to demonstrate their animation work for the film.

Participants

Bong Joon-Ho, 119 min.

Admission + Ticketing

$11 general; $10 students and seniors; $8 San Francisco Film Society and SFMOMA members; $7.50 children (12 and under). Tickets do not include Museum admission. Member tickets go on sale Thursday, September 21, at 11:00 a.m.; all other tickets go on sale Thursday, September 28, at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Copresented by the San Francisco Film Society.

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