Feb 17, 2009

Squealing Pegs at the MFA : A Six Year Retrospective

still from "I Slept With Cookie Monster"

Squealing Pegs at the MFA : A Six Year Retrospective

Massachusetts College of Art and Design presents
MassArt Animated Films
at the Museum of Fine Arts Remis Auditorium

Thursday, February 19, at 6:00 p.m.

The program includes 32 animated films demonstrating a myriad of styles
created by 28 different filmmakers. These selections highlight the work by
animation students from six years of MassArt Animation's annual screening,
"Squealing Pegs." Some filmmakers will be present for Q & A.

Featured works include:

Alex Butera's "Baman Piderman" is only twenty-eight seconds long, yet it has received
over 1.2 million hits on YouTube and other related sites. It has spawned dozens of copycat
videos which can also be seen posted on YouTube.
Alan Jennings' "Running In Darkness" was in competition at Ottawa International
Animation Festival in 2007. The film explores different perspectives on Alzheimer's Disease
through interviews with affected people and family members.

Kara Nasdor-Jones' "I Slept with Cookie Monster" won the internationally coveted "Grand
Prize for Best Student Animation" sponsored by Mytoons and also "Best Undergraduate
Animation Award" at the 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Laura Piraino's "ECT: The Story of Two Women" examines the experiences of Kitty
Dukakis and Laura's grandmother, Lois Denis, who were treated for serious depression with
electroconvulsive therapy. The film was awarded Best Documentary Short at the Animation
Block Party Film Festival 2008.

Museum of Fine Arts
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston.

Admission: Students $8; General Admission $10

(Please note that a few of the films contain adult language and content.)

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