Market Square Animal Film Event April 16

Feathers & Fur
Co-presented with Market Square Park and the Houston Humane Society
Saturday, April 16, 4-9:30PM (screening at 8PM)
Location: Market Square Park,
301 Milam
FREE

Animals have played a central role in some of the best family films of all time. Join Aurora Picture Show for a special series of short films from artists, such as William Wegman and Bill Plympton, about your favorite lovable creatures.  This dog and family evening of flicks about kitties, pooches, and all other pets will take place under the stars at Market Square Park. Activities for Fido will begin at 4PM with booths and demonstrations to train your dog for the next Westminster competition.  A musical performance at sunset will take us to dark when the pets come out to play on the big screen.

Special thanks to Houston Downtown Management District and CultureMap for their support of this program.

The Downtown District has been a major player in most of the public/private projects that have transformed downtown over the last decade, including the redevelopment of Market Square Park—a true neighborhood park and the bustling center of downtown Houston’s Historic District.

The following films will be screening at this event:

Canary Beat, Jürgen Haas
A canary trading beats with its reflection. 

Guide Dog, Bill Plympton
A sequel to the Oscar nominated short “Guard Dog”. This time our hero dog helps blind people with typical disastrous results.

William Wegman selection of short videos
William Wegman is a pioneer in the fields of moving image, performance, and photography. Since the 70’s he has charmed us with his signature Weimaraners and his deadpan humor when he began taking photographs of Man Ray, his first Weimaraner.

  • Milk/Floor
  • Dog Duet
  • Spelling Lesson
  • Growl

Valentine for Perfect Strangers
, Ben Coonley
A romantic e-card from Otto, a feral cat seeking love from a stranger on the Internet. Otto edits himself into clips from the 1980’s sitcom Perfect Strangers and asks strangers on YouTube to return the favor. 

Puppy’s Super Delicious Valentine’s Biscuits, Annie Poon
Puppy is going to bake something sweet for Valentine’s Day.

Top Dog, Adriana Slater
Who will earn the title of Iron Dog? In Vail, Colorado, during the 2010 Teva Mountain Games, a competition for dogs took place. Top Dog follows three teams vying for the title of Iron Dog: a rescue dog and two pure breeds. Who will be Top Dog? Can the Top Dog be a rescue from a shelter? Who will go to the World competition?

The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger, Bill Plymton
A children’s fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life and ultimately the test of a mother’s love.

A Dog Goes From Here to There, Carl Knickerbocker
A colorful, quirky concoction of canine transportation which ultimately asks the question “how do you go from here to there?

Pigeon Impossible, Lucas Martell
Rookie secret agent Walter finds trouble when a curious pigeon gets inside his nuclear briefcase.

Hot Dog, Bill Plympton
The 2nd sequel to the Oscar-nominated short “Guard Dog”. This time, our intrepid “hero” dog goes to work for the fire department, and chaos, as always, ensues…

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