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Animalia Shorts

Animalia Shorts
Comedy, Animation, Short | 2018
NR. 1hr 50min CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various

TUESDAY OCTOBER 10 2:00 PM THE GRAND CINEMA
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11 4:15 PM THE GRAND CINEMA

1. FOSTER CARE
SPAIN 12 MIN | DIRECTOR: GAIZKA URRESTI | CAST: LUISA GAVASA, CARMEN BARRANTES, ADOLFO FERNÁNDEZ
Teresa goes to Mariana’s house to determine whether she’s elegible to foster one of their refugees, but the interview takes an ackward turn when Mariana’s husband, Pedro, arrives. Nothing is as it seems in this game of cat and mouse.

2. OUR WONDERFUL NATURE - THE COMMON CHAMELEON
GERMANY | 3 MIN | DIRECTOR: TOMER ESHED
Washington State Premiere
The feeding habits of the common cameleon as never seen before.

3. Sober Minds
IRELAND | 16 MIN | DIRECTOR: CHARLO JOHNSON | CAST: PAUL HUGHES
West Coast Premiere
Sober Minds highlights the hidden beauty of our urban wildlife in an autobiographical documentary that examines a natural cure for depression.

4. Birdlime
CANADA | 10 MIN | DIRECTOR: EVAN DERUSHIE
Washington State Premiere
Birdlime is a sticky substance which is used to trap wild birds intended for export or trade. One bird barely manages to escape this industry, yet remains trapped in a cage surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and creatures.

5. SHEEPO
UK | 3 MIN | DIRECTOR: IAN ROBERTSON
West Coast Premiere
If a shearer shouts ‘Sheepo!’ it means there’s only one sheep left in the pen. Sheepo explores the daily competitiveness that pushes professional shearers to shear one more sheep than their workmate.

6. PATATA DAY
GERMANY | 4 MIN | DIRECTOR: PETER BÖVING
Washington State Premiere
This cinematic parable tells the story of five people in a diner who spin a yarn about potato dishes. However, a highly topical issue is served along with the animated potatoes on the plate.

7. Catherine
BELGIUM | 11 MIN | DIRECTOR: BRIT RAES
Washington State Premiere
Catherine loves pets! But most of all, she loves her cat. As she grows up, she can not connect with other people. Her cat is her life, and little by little she grows up to be a crazy old cat lady… Will she ever find friendship, or love?

8. CHIKA, THE DOG IN THE GHETTO
GERMANY | 16 MIN | DIRECTOR: SANDRA SCHIESSL | CAST: HENDRIK GREVE, TINA LANDGRAF, BERNHARD MEINDL, KAI WINDHOEVEL
Pierce County Premiere
Chika the dog and five-year-old Mikasch live in a Jewish ghetto during WWII where it is forbidden for Jews to keep their pets.

9. The Salmon Forest
USA | 30 MIN | DIRECTOR: BEN HAMILTON
US Premiere
Follow salmon on their epic migration through the Tongass National Forest of Alaska.


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