As part of our 10-day celebration of the moving image, the Atlanta Film Festival proudly presents the Puppetry Shorts Block (65 min); programmed by Beau Brown, Elizabeth Leary, Kristy Breneman, and Christina Humphrey.
Location: 7 Stages Theater, Main Stage
Seating Time: 4:30PM (5PM showtime)
Run Time: 65 minutes
Line Information: Ticket buyers will be admitted into Priority Seating Group B; a greeter will be available at all ATLFF venues to guide you to the correct line.
After Party: All Saturday, March 29th ticket-buyers are invited to join our filmmakers, sponsors, community partners, and staff for our after party at the Highland Inn Ballroom; festivities will kick off at 9PM.
Thomas Guerigen – France - 5:08
– In a strange world, an army of tanks is moving forward relentlessly. Inside one of them, we discover the sad and monotonous world of soldiers but suddenly a strange encounter occur or something strange happens.
The Strings of My Fate
Thomas Guerigen – France - 4:32
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse
Sara Stanton, Mia James, Rachael Hayes, Sylvie Macmillan, Roisin Larkin – UK - 8:12
Michael Patrick O'Leary, Katherine Fahey – USA - 4:40
– Wye Oak's music video—“Fish”—combines the ancient art of shadow puppetry and modern film to tell the tale of a man's transformative journey through a surreal watery landscape.
Trish Sie – USA - 3:55
– A lonely sock searches far and wide for its mate.
Puppet Earth: Episode 1
Laurens Roorda, Thijs Molenaar – Netherlands - 7:21
– A documentary about yet undiscovered and unknown life on Little Barrier Island.
Michael Van Orden – USA - 21:05
– After a bizarre body switch, Doug, a shy puppeteer, finds himself inside the body of his ventriloquist puppet, Sid, while Sid has now come to life and taken over Doug's body, forcing Doug to learn to gain control of Sid before Sid gains control of the woman Doug loves.
What's for Dinner?
Miron Gusso – USA - 1:28
– Spices from all around the world, fight out to be featured for dinner.
Ed is a Portal
Darrell C. Hazelrig – USA - 9:22
– "Ed is a Portal" is a sci fi comedy by the New Puppet Order about all of life's little headaches: obnoxious coworkers, slovenly roommates, and having an interdimensional gateway growing in the back of one's head.
It's All Over Now - performed by Blair Crimmins and the Hookers - Ted Redman - USA
Winner from the Creative Loafing Short Cuts Contest.
For trailers and additional information regarding the Puppetry Shorts programming, please visit the block's home on our festival website here.
Beau Brown is an Atlanta Film Festival Special Guest Programmer and the Director of Atlanta's Puppet Slam, The Puckin Fuppet Show; officially recognized and sponsored by the national Puppet Slam Network.
All puppetry arts programming for our 10-day festival was carefully curated by Beau, Elizabeth Leary, and our festival programmers, for the 2014 festival audience and filmmakers.
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