Looking to expand your knowledge of animated film beyond the likes of Pixar?
Well, Austin film fans will get that chance.
The Violet Crown Cinema announced Tuesday that Academy Award nominated animated feature “Anomalisa” will open at the 2nd St. theater on Friday, Jan 22. The non-conventional film uses sophisticated puppets to tell a story of modern adult romance amidst a ever-homogenized social landscape…or so it seems. A truly different piece of animation, “Anomalisa” finds a way to tell a very relatable story while efortlessly adding a relevant sense of dystopia to its narrative set. Nothing is as it appears in the world of “Anomalisa” and those who dare give it a try will have thoughts about the film swimming around in their heads for months.
In addition to that exciting feature, the Violet Crown also announced plans to screen the full set of 2016 Academy Award short listed animated shorts starting Friday, Jan 29. The list of ten films includes the early Oscar favorite “Sanjay’s Super Team” from India as well as the Sundance & SXSW double winner “World of Tomorrow” written and directed by Austin’s own Don Hertzfeldt.
The animated program will also include the more adult-oriented short “Prologue.” That particular short features graphic hand-drawn violence and also includes some male nudity not appropriate for a younger audience. “Prologue” will run at the end of the 90 minute shorts program and will include a warning before the short begins to allow parents to escort their children out of the theater if they would like.
More information for both programs, including showtimes for “Anomalisa,” can be found at the Violet Crown link in the first paragraph.