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LAIKA’s Mark Shapiro travels the world of animation film festivals, sharing the studio’s work and viewing work by artists from around the world. Today’s program features a selection of award-winning stop-motion shorts, revealing the diversity of styles and techniques at play in the medium. Selections include Closed Mondays, by Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner; Fresh Guacamole, by PES; Neighbours, by Norman McLaren; Creature Comforts, by Nick Park; Head Over Heels, by Timothy Reckart; Vincent, by Tim Burton; Noah’s Ark, by Bill Justice; Bottle, by Kirsten Lepore; Late Edition—Conversation Pieces, by Peter Lord and David Sproxton; and more.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.