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Black History Month: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse + local animator event Image

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

+ local animator event

All tickets $5

ALT | Black History Month

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the most phenomenal experiences you’ll ever have at the movies. This movie is what would happen if you took all the action and complex plots from the live-action Marvel movies, added the heart, humor and relatability of a Pixar film, with all of the dialogue by the staff writers of Atlanta. […]

This movie solidifies that our heroes not only wear black, they are black, and they speak Spanish, and code, and tag walls, and stick to walls, and save the world all before sneaking back into their dorm to get ready for class." Jason Johnson, The Root

"Tragic news for anyone who’s sick of superhero movies: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse completely reinvigorates the genre, reaffirms why it’s resonating with a diverse modern audience that’s desperate to fight the power, and reiterates to us how these hyper-popular spandex myths are able to reinvent themselves on the fly whenever things get stale." David Ehrlich, Indiewire

"It’s a movie for everyone." AO Scott, New York Times

+ Short Film (Oscar nomiee Hair Love) + Animation Talk

Local illustrators/animators Akem, Johnnie Christmas, Pearl Low and Miguel Gamez will join us for a post screening discussion on illustration/animation, graphic novels, projects and more. Some displayed art work will be available for sale.

Akem is a Black Canadian that lives and works in Vancouver, BC. She paints backgrounds for the animation industry. Her first published picture book as an illustrator comes out Feb 2020.

Johnnie Christmas is the co-creator of the graphic novel series Angel Catbird (with acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood).

Pearl Low is an Afro-Asian Story Artist, Illustrator and Comics Artist based in Vancouver, BC. Most of her works are rooted in themes of self-love, acceptance and Chinese-Canadian and Caribbean-Canadian experiences.

Miguel Gamez is a senior animator at Wildbrain Studios.

Jabari is a black, queer, trans artist from the US who’s been working in the animation industry for over 10 years. They’re currently a lead animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is one of many projects that they’ve had the honour of working on during their time here.

All tickets for this show $5 (no further discounts apply)

Director Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 117 mins
Format: DCP
Classification: PG
Related Links: Trailer | The Root review
Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Zoe Kravitz,


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