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The latest Animation Show of Shows offers 16 animated shorts containing a wealth of humor, insight and profundity. Highlights include Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s Annecy Grand Prix-winning My Burden and David O’Reilly’s Everything, based on the philosophy of Alan Watts. Other highlights include Dear Basketball, Disney veteran Glen Keane’s animation of a poem by Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, and Oscar-winning Pixar director Peter Docter’s CalArts student film Next Door. The program also features a restoration of the 50-year-old Hangman, by Paul Julian and Les Goldman and based on a poem by Maurice Ogden. Representing the work of artists from eight countries, this program, in the words of founder and curator Ron Diamond, “really offers contemporary animation that expresses deeply felt issues in our own country and around the world.” Parental guidance suggested. (2017) 92 min.

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