Dark ‘Toons
Open Road Rooftop (350 Grand St., Manhattan)
$12 in advance

Pens and pencils and puppets and more. Between them, this year’s selected animated works use just about every tool in the drawer to conjure their visual magic—from the coal-dusted industrial twilight world of Clockwork, to the rotten fruit and brittle husks of Blanche Fraise’s gloomy forest, to the psychedelic light show in 38-39c. But it’s not just the way these short films look. It’s also the way they move: some are lilting. Some are staccato. Some are controlled chaos. Together, they play like the movements of a symphony. Watch and listen.

8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music by Softspot
9:00PM Film Begins
11:30PM-1:00AM After-party at R Bar (218 Bowery @ Rivington) with complimentary drinks

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