The Blues Crab

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Rafael Program 1: Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream
Smith Rafael Film Center Fri, Mar 8, 2019 4:00 PM
No America’s Cup boats here; no high-tech links to family and press ashore; just a Midwestern newspaper editor with a dream to sail his 13.5-foot Tinkerbell, alone from Falmouth, Mass., to Falmouth, England. Using only a sextant and dead reckoning, Robert Manry set off on June 1, 1965, and finished his trip 78 days later, in spite of several attempts to “rescue” him. Whimsical and dramatic, this compilation of home movies, newsreels, and TV tape, is pure delight. —SH
Film Info
Country:United States
Running Time:14 min
Premiere Status:Bay Area Premiere
Director:Ari Rubenstein*
Producer:Ari Rubenstein
Screenwriter:Ari Rubenstein
Zoe Peck


Life is tough in the murky, booby-trapped waters of Chesapeake Bay, but these animated crustaceans, with a cephalopod on bass, are able to drown out their troubles with the blues. -KH

Additional Information

Since the early 1990's, Ari has been immersed in the arts and technology of CGI (computer graphic imaging). This passion eventually narrowed a focus on visual effects (VFX) for feature films. In 1997, Ari joined Xaos Inc., in San Francisco, an early pioneer of visual effects technology which became an inspiration for the burgeoning industry of the day. In January 1998, Ari founded Curv Studios, a VFX production company in Marin County, directly north of San Francisco. Under Ari's creative supervision, Curv initially developed 3D animated communications tools for silicon valley tech companies, continuing in this vein, Curv produced 3D animation and 2D compositing for game cinematic, television documentaries, IMAX and feature films. In 2003 Ari joined Tippett Studios in Berkeley, CA, to work on The Matrix trilogy. While at Tippett Ari worked on a variety of high-profile feature films such as Charlottes Web, Constantine, Hellboy and more. At Tippett Ari was fortunate to learn directly from vfx and animation pioneer Phil Tippett and his partner Craig Hayes, both academy award winning craftsman respectively. Tippett Studio's crew comprising some of the most seasoned and seminal craftsman in the industry. In late 2005 Ari joined Blue Sky Studios in New York to work on animated feature films for 20th Century FOX. Blue Sky had been an early pioneer in computer graphics, primarily notable for the invention of retraced rendering technology which is now ubiquitous throughout the global vfx and animation industries. During his time at Blue Sky Ari has contributed to a variety of creative techniques and technology which have advanced the aesthetic quality of Blue Sky's films over the years.