In their socially committed independent animations, Faith and John Hubleys’ experimental aesthetic was distinctly modern, and included paper cutouts, wax resistance, and oil painting, as well as collaborations with musicians from Benny Carter to Dizzy Gillespie. (90 min.)
With screenings of films made by local filmmakers projected on the wall of the Bank of the West Building (49th Street and Telegraph Avenue, Oakland). Plus screenings of short films and live music. Check TemescalStreetCinema.com for full schedule.
A team of peeved worker drones tries to survive office culture in Mike Judge’s biting takedown of corporate culture, suburban dread, vapid chain restaurants, and how to get away with not working while at work. (89 min.)
Jarman’s nonnarrative lament to the tragedy of war combines poetry recitations (Wilfred Owen’s “Strange Meeting”) and Benjamin Britten’s oratorio “War Requiem” with archival footage and appearances by Tilda Swinton and Sir Laurence Olivier. (92 min.)