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The Animation of John Akre
February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Northern Exposure film series at the Trylon Microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. Mpls, features the work of a local filmmaker every quarter. February’s Northern Exposure provides a retrospective of the animation work of John Akre, a total of twenty-two short films. Akre is a prolific creator, teacher, and animation advocate (he founded the annual MinnAnimate festival).This retrospective, spanning a decade, highlights his collage-like work (both fiction and nonfiction) all of which is visually imaginative and deeply honest.
The screening includes personal work in which Akre explores key moments in his life, as well as the public animation work he does, where he creates animated stories in collaboration with others. (Several of the pieces in the program feature Northeast.) Screenings take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Enjoy a live Q&A with Akre after the show. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit take-up.org/series/154.