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Cat Soup

Tatsuo Sato

Cat Soup
2001|Japan|34 min|Col|Animation

- Earth is not a buffet!

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Is it just me,
	or I just can't hold it any more?
I'm starving to death
	for christ's sake,
		but when can I start?
Please let me start,
	just a tiny slice,
		or else I'm going to faint!
God! My head is spinning,
	I can't help it!
- Alright. But be a good boy and leave some for everyone else.


Convict 13

Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Convict 13
1920|USA|20 min|BW|Live Action

- Serial laughing.

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	Too heavy
		Too big
			Those are not mine
			I said not mine
			No way
			Not mine
	Look at my feet
	Look at them
	Just look at them
		You can't even put a rope around them


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(En marchant)

Ryan Larkin

En Marchant
1969|Canada|5 min|Col|Animation

- The telling feet.

Avant-garde/Abstract Visualism
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Some people walk with their legs apart,
Some with their legs apart just enough to move,
Some with enough move just to get some legs apart.

Some people walk with their shoulders straight,
Some with their shoulders straight to their chest,
Some with their chest straight on other shoulders.

Some people walk with their hip swinging,
Some with their hip swinging to a specific direction,
Some with specific directions to swing their hips.


Annecy 100
Cinecouch's Essential Films

Gerald McBoing-Boing

Robert Cannon

Gerald McBoing-Boing
1951|USA|8 min|Col|Animation

- Boing...

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I  i
I   t
I       t
I           t
I had a dream!
I  a
I     a
I          a
I     a
I  a


Annecy 100

Creature Comforts

Nick Park

Creature Comforts
1989|UK|5 min|Col|Animation

- No room for breathing, no breath for rooming.

Social Satire/Environmentalism
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		Polar bears are all left-handed.
		Must be a tough fish
			To live in the north.


Brief Encounters

79 Springs
(79 primaveras)

Santiago Álvarez

79 primaveras
1969|Cuba|25 min|BW|Live Action

- The man has a grip for hands.

Political History/Biography
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He stood up,
	Upon his own dead body,
		Rolled up,
			Weaved through a tragedy.

He stood up,
	Again from the broken grass,
		Rolled up,
			Weaved through a melody.

Spring after spring, there is no another season.


Jonathan Rosenbaum 1000
Brief Encounters
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Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

Kenneth Anger

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
1954|USA|38 min|Col|Live Action

- The pleasure is in the bladder.

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The movement of bowel
	can cause a series of disjunction
		between your intestine
			and anus
		between your throat
			and stomach
		between your eyes
			and your mouth
The correct precaution
	to stand back and let your bowel deal with it by itself.


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Le ravissement de Frank N. Stein

Georges Schwizgebel

Le ravissement de Frank N. Stein
1982|Switzerland|10 min|Col|Animation

- The monster of super-id.

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It's never too late to look around,
	When there's nothing to play around,
		Even the plaster won't stick around.
What lies in you,
	Will never let you hang around,
		Not to mention fool around.
Holding yourself in the mirror,
	What it takes to just go around,
		Is not the answer to sleep around.
Look at you!
		Ravishment is a way to look around.


Jonathan Rosenbaum 1000
Brief Encounters
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All the World's Memory
(Toute la mémoire du monde)

Alain Resnais

Toute la memoire du monde
1956|France|21 min|BW|Live Action

- Self-contained history.

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	To know is rather secondary
		To experience
			Without the burden
				Of knowing
		Is such a rare treasure
	That he who finds it
Has mistaken it for 


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Dziga Vertov

1922-25|USSR|365 min(23 pts)|BW|Liv-Ac

- The truth being told...?

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To see the truth
	Is like
		Eating a sandwich.
You are never going to 
		What it tastes like
			Until you take a 
But to know the truth,
	One should just take a