Metro Art Presents: Song of the Sea

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Union Station Los Angeles

800 N Alameda St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present “Song of the Sea,” (2015, 93 min, Dir. Tomm Moore) as the first in an all-new film screening series featuring animated films at Union Station.

Friday, October 4 from 8:00 – 10:00pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
Historic Union Station Ticketing Hall
Special guest introduction by artist, animation director and filmmaker, Lyndon J Barrois.

Special drop in thaumatrope workshop led by artist, filmmaker and educator Daphna Lapidot from 6:45pm - 7:45pm

This screening is free and open to the public.
Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “The Secret of Kells” comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

In honor of National Arts & Humanities month, this series examines different animation techniques that have paved the way for the genre. Moore expressed that the visual influences going into the hand-drawn 2D animation film were meant to “add was a sense of the ever-changing light and skies and the damp atmosphere in Ireland.”

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From helping shape groundbreaking CGI visual effects on The Matrix Trilogy to directing sequences of the Oscar-winning Happy Feet, Lyndon Barrois’ thirty-plus year career in art and animation is marked by a practice in many corners of the field.

A pre-screening workshop will be led by Daphna Lapidot. She received her M.A. in film studies from Northwestern University in 1991. In 1996, she received her M.F.A. from the Film and Video School at California Institute for the Arts. She is a Fulbright Scholar.

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NEXT IN THE SERIES:
Friday, November 1
Metro Art Presents: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Friday, November 15
Metro Art Presents: Waking Life

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PARKING / DIRECTIONS:
Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at metro.net for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site.

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METRO ART PRESENTS:
Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. All events are free and open to the public. For more information: unionstationla.com

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