There are some weeks in New York when you can fill your social calendar with animation events.
The first of a few good ones was last night at SVA. Frank Mouris presented some of his films under the auspices of ASIFA-East and Women in Animation.
Also this week, Tale at Galapagos in DUMBO on Thursday. I haven't been to Galapagos (in any incarnation) since they were assholes to us on the shoot for Dr. Worm around 1999 but if you don't hold grudges over unwarranted professional hassles you should attend what looks to be an interesting show.
Then Friday, Patrick Smith is showing his new film at the 93rd Street Y in Tribeca.
Frank Mouris' talk reminded us how animated film, at one time, was closely connected to experimental film. A short could have festival success, community acclaim and an appeal to the avant garde.