"The Talk" True Stories About The Birds And The Bees
There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is "The Talk."
Artificial Intelligence for Governance: Al the Kitty
It is year 2039. An artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten becomes the first non-human governor. She leads a politician-free zone with a network of Artificial Intelligences. She lives in mobile devices of the citizens and can love up to 3 Million people.
Wacky relatives give way to mounting tensions with broken dolls, boiling stew and a bang.
Broken - The Women's Prison at Hoheneck
Gabriele Stoetzer and Birgit Willschuetz were political inmates at Hoheneck Castle, the most notorious women's prison in East Germany. Their story is one of overcrowded cells, despotic hierarchies, ruthless everydays, and the enduring effects of incarceration. Most of all, however, it is about the crushing pressure of forced labour. Prisoners at Hoheneck manufactured millions of pantyhose, bed sheets, and other products for West German retailers, bringing enormous profits to both sides of the Iron Curtain. Part of the young animadoc tradition, the seven-minute film pairs original audio interview extracts with abstract, monochrome animation.
Edge of Alchemy
Edge of Alchemy is the third film in a trilogy examining women's inner worlds. In this handmade film, constructed from over 6,500 collages, the actors Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor are seamlessly appropriated from their early silent features and cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and an undercurrent of hive collapse.
Films in Competition 7: Animation
Fri, Mar 24 9:30 PM (90 min)
Ten recent animated films from near and far, featuring an artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten, memories of the "birds and the bees" talk, a suburban woman who can't stop growing fingers, a mother's alcohol addiction, the most notorious women's prison in East Germany, broken dolls and boiling stew, screen obsession and more.
Hot Dog Hands
This woman can't stop growing fingers.
It's a Date
Everyone is an alien at first.