'Modern Art Cartoons'

The Bad Film Society's film archivist, Steven Mayerson, will present "Modern Art Cartoons: An Evening of Experimental Animation," on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Meese Auditorium, located in the Southern Oregon University Arts Building.

The show will focus on short films that use daring graphic designs and present a story, (or no story), in a special way. It is an adult-oriented show.

The earliest scheduled short is "Fantasmagorie," from 1908. It is the second animated film ever made and is surprisingly surreal as the "story" is a "steam of consciousness" dream drawn on a blackboard.

Other films include Miles Inadas' "Legends from Camp," which uses CGI animation to portray his father's dark, surreal memories of being unjustly locked up in an internment camp during World War II. Inadas will be on hand to talk about his film.

Also showing is a film that brings to life the illustrations from the art nouveau masterpiece, "Art Forms in Nature" by Ernst Haeckel. Many more shorts are scheduled.

To get to the Meese Auditorium, park behind the Schneider Museum of Art and walk around to the front. For more information, call Mayerson at 482-5317.

For more information on the Bad Film Society, see www.badfilmsociety.org

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