Film - Animated | March 24 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jim Trainor makes deceptively simple films that inhabit the heads of creatures and characters as they go about their lives, uncovering basic truths that carry profound spiritual depth. Animated with thick, direct lines on unregistered paper, Trainors films are both historical and imaginative, artifacts of a completely original mythology. His narratives are reflections of the harmony of the world: in their violence, they remain innocent, and in their simplicity, they find joy. Trainor is a professor in the Film/Video/New Media department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.