An image from Imperfect Armor adorns the festival guide for the 2010 Kansas International Film Festival. The still shows a clay elephant, one of several stop-motion puppets used in the film, which also features sand and shadow puppets as well as animation involving paintings and life-action footage. Along with the other animated shorts listed beside the picture, Imperfect Armor is scheduled to show at 7:25 pm on Tuesday, October 5.
Later in the same month, the film (created and directed by my wife, Nancy) will also be shown as part of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Another installment in the Poetry in Pictures Series – A Noiseless Patient Spider (based on Walt Whitman’s poem) – was an official selection of the 2009 CICFF. Imperfect Armor will be part of the “Relative Thinking” program on Thursday, October 28. (The organizers evidently deemed my poem most appropriate for high school aged “children.”)
As of this writing, the Carmel Art & Film Festival, which will also include Imperfect Armor, has yet to post its schedule.
More to come…