Jerry Beck's Animation Tuesdays: Back To School!

Back To School: Educational and Ephemeral Toons! – 8:30pm
Throw away that dunce cap and expand your mind with these trippy educational and instructional films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, curated by animation historian Jerry Beck! No boring classroom lessons here; these are highly entertaining examples of animation from the greatest talents in the field. From Disney, you will learn what makes a Nazi (in Education For Death, 1943), and the rarely seen — by men, at least — Kotex-sponsored The Story of Menstruation (1946) – while the incredible Oscar-nominated featurette Donald In Mathmagic Land (1959) turns basic algebra into an arithmetic Wonderland. Other surprises include government and corporate propaganda from such studios as UPA and Warner Bros; as well, the show features super-rare 16mm and 35mm Technicolor prints!

Cartoon Brew’s Student Film Festival – before the feature!
Ten films from five countries have been chosen as the official selections in Cartoon Brew’s second annual Student Animation Festival. This year’s selections contain a remarkable and inspiring range of styles, techniques and ideas, while showcasing an ambitious group of young filmmakers who are unafraid to push the boundaries of the animation medium. All ten films from the festival will be presented!

Watch an excerpt from “Donald In Mathmagicland”!
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