Since 1998, The Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world's most renowned animation festivals and presented them at the major animation studios to inspire their animators and directors. Note: The same compilation of shorts will be shown each night.
While playing on stilts, young Percival Pilts vows "Never again shall my feet touch the ground!" Compelled ever higher, he builds his stilts so tall that he no longer fits into normal society. A whimsical story about the challenges and charms of living an impractical life.
A French animated short, based on a poem of the same name by Jacques Prévert, Tant de Foréts ("So Many Forests") illustrates the moral and philosophical questions raised by using paper to inform about and advocate against the denuding of the world's forests for paper production.
The Ballad of Holland Island House is a short animation made with an innovative clay-painting technique in which a thin layer of oil-based clay comes to vibrant life frame by frame. Animator Lynn Tomlinson tells the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. Told from the house's point of view, this film is a soulful and haunting view of the impact of sea-level rise.
Inspired by a found voice memo, the nocturnal ramblings of author Neil Gaiman are illuminated by his wife, musician Amanda Palmer.
Nominated for the 2016 Oscar for Animated Short Film, this Russian short tells the story of two friends who commit to becoming cosmonauts together and the consequences of that endeavour.
A woman, a boxer, and the mischievous cat that brings them closer together.
All the workers at the factory have one job: paint stripes on boxes. Stripy tells the story of what happens when one worker decides to paint stripes a little differently than the rest.
Two mountain climbers attempt to place a religious icon atop a snow covered mountain. Nature fails to cooperate in this comedy.
Melissa Johnson hit 6'4" tall in 8th grade. This film follows her hilarious and awkward misadventures in romance as she dates shorter men and gets cheered or jeered wherever she goes. Blazing with honesty and dark humor, this animated "tall short" is a true story about embracing difference that is certain to disarm and delight.
Winner of the 2015 Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film and nominated for an Academy Award in 2016, this film tells the story of a young girl who is taken on a tour of her future by one of her own descendants.
A casual affair between a young musician and a married woman turns into an intimate and profound connection that threatens to derail their lives.
Jim Mize, a locally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and guitarist, will perform his original music, described by the Arkansas Times as "electric, regionally inflected redneck rock with glimpses of a kind of vulnerability that is frightening and adult."
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.
Related activity: Nerf battle • 6:00 p.m.
James Bond woos a mob boss's daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world.
Related activity: "Defuse the Bomb" themed capture the flag • 6:00 p.m.
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Related activity: Museum of Discovery exhibit • 6:00 p.m.
James Bond goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him.
Related activity: Cultural Fair • 4:00 p.m.
James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.
Related activity: Cultural Fair • 4:00 p.m.
Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
Related activity: "Game Day", consisting of card/tabletop/board games • 2:00 p.m.
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual.
Join over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in cinemas, museums, and universities for one purpose…to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 19th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.
The Ron Robinson Theater is a 315-seat multi-purpose event venue. Part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus, it is designed to provide programs for all ages including films, music performances, plays, readings, lectures, speakers, and children’s activities. The theater is equipped with a state-of-the-art DCI-compliant Barco digital cinema projection system and 32' wide retractable screen; and, a versatile sound system capable of Dolby 7.1 surround audio for movies, with a CL3 digital mixing console with ample inputs for traditional music concerts.
As with other CALS meeting space, the theater may be used by the public, based on availability.
Little Rock voters approved a bond issue in 2012 that provided funding for the Arcade Building. Through a public-private partnership between CALS, Clinton-Commerce LLC (which includes Moses Tucker Real Estate), Monroe Cache, retail stores, offices, and a restaurant are housed in the Arcade Building, a three-story, 60,000 square foot structure.