Friday, July 29, 2011

Osvaldo Cavandoli & Piero Tonin @ Italian American Academy of San Diego

The San Diego Italian Film Festival and the Italian American Academy present:
The grand opening celebration of the Italian American Academy with an Italian cartoon night. “Seguendo la Linea”, a mix of Italian cartoons by beloved Osvaldo Cavandoli and his protégé Piero Tonin, is set to please children and adults alike.

Enjoy episodes of “La Linea” (The Line), an Italian iconic cartoon featuring a man drawn as a single outline around his silhouette.  This entertaining character finds endless obstacles on his way and is often complaining in a funny gibberish language sounding like a mix of English and Milanese dialect.

A mix of original animations by contemporary Italian cartoonist Piero Tonin - who studied with master Cavandoli - will also be shown. 
Piero is the creator of the famous character “La Mucca” (The Cow), which was chosen for the launch of “You Tube Italia”.
“La Mucca” often delivers its dry humor in surreal situations.

Video editing and graphic work is done by talented Italian designer Marco Lora, generous supporter of the school.
Together we will take an imaginary walk “Seguendo la Linea”, following the ageless symbolic line connecting master Osvaldo Cavandoli to disciple Piero Tonin.

Come celebrate the opening of the Italian American Academy, bring your kids and friends and enjoy a family night of Italian cartoons!

DATE: Friday August 19, 2011
LOCATION: 4126 Executive Dr. La Jolla, CA (Inside the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center)
TIME: 6:00 PM
COST: Free (donations to benefit the school are accepted)
Ci vediamo! See you there!


Claudio Acciari said...

Finally an interesting international event that shows the work of two great italian artists. The real past connected to real contemporary days.

Piero Tonin said...

Thanks for your kind comment and support, Claudio!