October 28 is International Animation Day, the day designated by ASIFA-International to honor the opening in Paris of Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre optique at the Musée Grévin. Once again, ASIFA-Atlanta celebrates this event with a free program of animation from around the world at the High Museum’of Art’s Hill Auditorium; the films will be selected from those sent from ASIFA chapters from around the world. There will be two screenings, at 7 and 9 p.m., but seating is limited. If it’s anything like last year’s show, it should be a very worthwhile event. So, if you’re in the Atlanta area later this month, don’t hesitate to sign up at the ASIFA-Atlanta website for your free ticket as soon as possible.
For those interested, the above poster was designed by France’s Michel Ocelot, former president of ASIFA-International and director of such films as Kirikou and the Sorceress, modified, of course, for local use.