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Yuriy Norshteyn in San Francisco (Feb. 6-7)

Yuriy Norshteyn in San Francisco (Feb. 6-7)

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This is a copy+paste of the information from the official website of the event (Russian info here). It's too far away for me, but if anyone makes it there, I (and I think many others) would be interested in hearing about how it went (either via a written account, or via an audio or video recording).

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Porto Franco Art Parlor is honored to present the series “Yuri Norstein Live in San Francisco.” A legendary director and animator, whose films Hedgehog in the Fog (1975) and Tale of Tales (1979) were voted the best animation films of all time by international juries in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Zagreb, Yuri Norstein will present an exhibition of drawings and sketches by Franchesca Yarbusova, his wife and life-long collaborator, who created the artwork for his animation masterpieces.

The series will culminate with a screening of Hedgehog in the Fog, Tale of Tales, and the San Francisco premiere of the first 20-minute fragment of Yuri Norstein’s current project — Nikolai Gogol’s Overcoat. The screening will feature live accompaniment by Gojogo — Berkeley-based world music quartet performing a new original score with guest musicians guitarist Roger Reidlbauer, bass clarinetist Aaron Novik and drummer Tim Strand.

The screening will be a fundraiser to support Yuri Norstein’s animation studio in Moscow. Porto Franco and Gojogo donate their time and efforts to support the studio. We are offering several sponsor packages with ticket prices from $25 to $250.

FUNDRAISER SCREENING TICKETS
Buy Now – space is limited [70 seats]

Regular admission – $25
Hedgehog Sponsor Package includes 1 admission, 1 complimentary drinks, one signed small reproduction – $50
Little Wolf Sponsor Package includes 1 admission, 1 drink and two signed small prints – $75
Overcoat Sponsor Package – 1 admission, 1 drink, 3 signed small prints, and your choice of a Porto Franco Records CD – $100

All admissions will receive a copy of Porto Franco Records Winter 2010 compilation.

SCHEDULE

February 6, Saturday, 6-9pm – opening and artist reception with Yuri Norstein
Porto Franco Art Parlor
suggested donation $7, all ages

February 7, Sunday, 3-7pm – artist reception with Yuri Norstein
Porto Franco Art Parlor – suggested donation $7, all ages

February 7, Sunday, 8-10pm – Yuri Norstein fundraiser and screening of Hedgehog in the Fog, Tale of Tales and fragment of Nikolai Gogol’s Overcoat with live accompaniment by Gojogo.
Ninth Street Independent Film Center – $25-100

February 13 and 14, 3-7pm, the closing days of the Norstein-Yarbusova exhibition at Porto Franco Art Parlor, no artists present – free admission

ADDRESSES
Porto Franco Art Parlor
953 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 503-1972
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