Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
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Four by Bruno Bozzetto!
Opera (Color, 1973)The brilliant Bruno Bozzetto (Allegro Non Troppo) takes Opera to the most insane, surreal, political, and hilarious place you could ever imagine. Morbid and sexual with rips on fascism, sexism, racism and pollution, this over-the-top survey of opera features some of the most eye-popping imagery in animation history including the Statue of Liberty wearing a gas mask and Hitler with a new-wave hair cut! Safety glasses are recommended to keep your eyeballs in your skull!
Ego (Color, 1970)
One of the most phenomenal animated shorts of the collection, this surreal masterpiece starts with traditional comic-style animation until the factory-working family man goes to sleep and unleashes his subconscious thoughts sending him into a battleground of situations. His bizarre dreams lead him to Freudian juxtapositions of sex and gruesome fascism. Bozzetto utilizes a number of animation styles including optical printing and pop art imagery and a wild soundtrack by the ultra-lounge master Franco Godi to create the most unforgettable 9 minutes of cartoon history.
Another eye-popper from Bruno Bozzetto. In twelve animated vignettes, Bozzetto creates brilliant visual, satirical and comical treatments of some of man's great preoccupations: war, omnipotence, religion, democracy, advertising, drugs, television, hunger, "conquest" of nature.
Part of Bruno Bozetto’s (Allegro Non Troppo) great series of psychedelic screwball shorts starring the “everyman” Mr. Rossi. Unbelievable animated hijinks with appropriately off kilter soundscore. Signor Rossi is in the market for his first car. After ridiculous bouts with bureaucracy, car salesmen, and rude motorists, he eventually loses his cool and goes on a high-speed road rage fueled terror spree throughout the city.
Three by Luzzati and Gianini
Three by Luzzati and Gianini
Three kings who tire of war turn to recreational bird hunting, sweeping the skies with barrages of arrows, and sending countless birds plummeting to their demise. One wily magpie, however, manages to evade the kings and, in turn, terrorize them with his antics, eventually amassing an army of bird troops to avenge themselves against the killer kings. Directed by Emanuele Luzzati, this film received an Academy Award nomination.
Ali Baba (Color, 1971)
Another beautiful cut-out film set to an operatic overture. Ali Baba animates Luzzati's eye-popping children's book of the age-old folk-tale of a little boy and his turban full of butterflies that goes up against 40 criminals and their ruthless leader Mustafa.
A groovy adaptation of a much beloved children's book by
Produced for the Canadian Department of Health and Welfare this jaw-dropping film montage depicts the difficulty of breaking the tobacco habit in a child-adulthood go-go frenzy of wild animation by Italian animator Carlos Marchiori. The story depicts the case history of a chain smoker-satirically told on a psychiatrist's couch, with the patient's recollections--illustrating the psychology of the smoking habit and the part that cigarette advertising plays in the addiction. With hopping music and brilliant kaleidoscopic montages.