Director Dion Labriola invites ASIFA-Hollywood Members to a Virtual Screening of DEAR IKE: LOST LETTERS TO A TEEN IDOL
September 7 - September 24
Remember your first animation dream?
This animated documentary tells the story of a boy whose dreams of becoming an animator are met with skepticism and ridicule in his midwestern hometown. Undeterred, he comes up with fantastic, elaborate plans for producing animated science-fiction epics. One of his goals is to get teen actor, Ike Eisenmann (“Escape to Witch Mountain”) to star in his film. His big dreams eventually lead the boy on what would become an incredible, 40-year odyssey.
Rated PG, Runtime: 59 minutes 24 seconds
A slightly shorter version of Dear Ike is available to view nationwide on PBS’s streaming app, and will also be broadcast on Los Angeles PBS station, KCET, in celebration of World Animation Day, on Saturday, October 28 at 9 pm PT.