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Oscar Week 2017: The Animated Features

24 February 2017 2:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Gary Salem

Peter Doctor and Jonas Rivera, the directors of last year’s Oscar-winner Inside Out, were the perfect choice to host the Animated Feature nominees at The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater last night. Their charming personalities and insightful questions made the event very funny and entertaining. This years nominees are “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Moana,” “My Life as a Zucchini,” “The Red Turtle” and “Zootopia.” With the Cesar Awards taking place this week, the directors of “The Red Turtle” and “My Life as a Zucchini” couldn’t attend but Studio Ghibli, a partner on “The Red Turtle” was represented by producer Toshio Suzuki.

Animation branch governor Bill Kroyer talked about what is considered an animated feature in this age of technical innovation. He said it’s not determined by how it looks – the 2016 version of “The Jungle Book” qualifies – because the Academy defines an animated feature as: “over 40 minutes in length, »

- Movie Geeks

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Film Festival Roundup: Sun-Ray Cinema Unveils Sleeping Giant Fest, Sfiff Announces Closing Night and More

16 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– Exclusive: Over the last five years, Jacksonville, Florida’s Sun-Ray Cinema has carved out a unique space for adventurous film programming while also reinventing how audiences enjoy blockbuster fare in Northeast Florida. Building on those successes, Sun-Ray has now unveiled their Sleeping Giant Fest. From March 30 – April 2, Sleeping Giant Fest promises to “open your eyes and perk your ears to work that often gets lost in the digital streams that dominate our viewing habits today.” The festival aims “to help you navigate an array of choices that often seems dizzying so you can immerse yourself in these so-called ‘less commercial’ films, repertory titles, and screenings with exciting special guests while enjoying the communal experience that the cinema provides.

With forty film and music events over four lively days, »

- Kate Erbland

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