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81 mins


AMC Kabuki 8
May 13, 2018 8:40 pm Not Available


Whimsy and imagination take hold in LIFE, ANIMATED. Featuring San Francisco daydreamers, burgeoning cosplayers and the world’s biggest fan of strawberries, life gets a bit of a twist — and much more interesting — with just a touch of animation.

In This Program

  1. 73 Questions

    Leah Nichols / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Animation, Documentary / 10 mins
    When doing a celebrity profile, asking 73 questions is often the way to go. Using this mold, the script is flipped as the interviewee is not an A-lister, but a resident of San Francisco.

  2. Centenarian

    Clifford Miu / Shorts / Canada / 2017 / Short / 5 mins
    After his last friend passes away, a 104-year-old grandfather shares thoughts on life with his filmmaker grandson.

  3. Marvel Presents a New Superhero… Model Minority!

    Sean Dacanay / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Short / 2 mins
    In a cinematic universe filled with all-white superheroes and Black Panther, Marvel presents an overdue, over exaggerated take on an Asian American superhero.

  4. Pachinko

    Luis Grane / Shorts / Japan / 2017 / Experimental, Short / 4 mins
    A mind-bending Tokyo emerges where cartoons and reality coexist, and pachinko balls represent America’s influence there.

  5. Soap & Shadows

    Donna Mae Foronda / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 8 mins
    When fog horns awaken Bethany and Craig one morning, a discussion about the powers of analog and algorithms come about via pillow talk.

  6. Strawberries Will Save The World

    Yoko Okumura / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Documentary, New Media / Web, Short / 6 mins
    If there was any doubt, Yuko Okumura shows up off her enthusiasm and belief that the world can be saved with strawberries.

  7. To Be Fiona

    Fiona Lu / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Animation, Short / 6 mins
    When young Fiona consults her older self on how to grow up as quickly as possible to deal with her issues, adult Fiona knowingly reassures her that everything will turn out just fine.

  8. White Tunnel

    Lan-Chi Chien & Chin Wei Chang / Shorts / Japan, Taiwan / 2016 / Short / 22 mins
    As a taxi driver takes four estranged siblings to visit their mother on a rainy April day, chaos ensues in the perpetual silence among them.

  9. Wonder Buffalo

    Christine T. Berg / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 18 mins
    Disgusted by an arranged engagement put together by her egotistical mother, a Thai American teen runs off to a local cosplay con, where she discovers acceptance and confidence cosplaying as her favorite superhero.

Dates & Times


AMC Kabuki 8
May 13, 2018 8:40 pm Not Available