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In celebration of Glow: Discover the Art of Light we invite you into gleaming worlds of cinematic light and color. A selection of animated and abstract short films shimmer in the theater's darkness to conjure luminous worlds, both kinetic and contemplative.
White Out by Jeffrey Scher (2007, 3 min.)
More than 2,000 individual watercolor paintings animate a celebratory world of winter play. Colorful images shimmer against the brightness of snow.
Con Brio by Sandra Eber (2013, 4 min.)
This choreographed stop-motion pinhole animation features dancing flowers saturated with color. Accompanied by a playful ukulele tune, this shimmering backyard garden comes to life!
Let Your Light Shine by Jodie Mack (2014, 4 min.)
Handmade, optical polyrhythms and a thousand rainbows explode off the screen in this spectacle for prismatic spectacles.
Twyla Tharp by Bay Area filmmaker Kathleen Quillian, with music by Dylan Hicks (2021, 4 min.)
This joy-filled, glimmering animated film was made using 1,200 digitally printed images and 1,200 hand-cut paper silhouettes.
Photo: Still from Con Brio by Sandra Eber