Author archive for David.Derks

  • Your Brand New Membership Card is Coming!

    By David.Derks on April 3, 2018
    All ASIFA members in good standing by May 1 will be receiving a brand new membership card later in the month. Not only will new members be getting their first card, but long established members will be getting a new card as well. As always, members will still be able to get a temporary, printable card on line that can […]
  • Celebrate Earth Day with a Free Family Screening of FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST

    By David.Derks on April 3, 2018
    Presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum Crysta, a fairy, lives in FernGully, a spectacular Amazon rainforest. But a menacing logging company and the evil Hexxus (Tim Curry), is out to destroy their magical home. Crysta, with the aid of forest creatures, including a bat named Batty (Robin Williams), the Beetle Boys, and a young […]
  • Members Screening of Isle of Dogs on March 24

    By David.Derks on March 19, 2018
    Directed by Wes Anderson, ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of Atari Kobayash, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When all of Megasaki City’s dogs are exiled, by Executive Decree, to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone to Trash Island in search of his dog, Spots. There, with the help of a pack of mongrel friends, he begins a […]
  • The American Cinematheque Presents the Extraordinary Anime Cult Classic Mind Game

    By David.Derks on March 13, 2018
    This exhilarating cult classic is an explosion of gloriously colorful, rapid fire images, using a series of disparate visual styles to tell one continuous story. Early on, wimpy Nishi, too inept to save his sweetheart from some menacing yakuza, is grotesquely murdered by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In limbo, God – shown as a series of […]
  • Members Screening of Peter Rabbit

    By David.Derks on March 13, 2018
    Sony Pictures Invites ASIFA Members and their families (ASIFA Member +3) to a membership screening of Peter Rabbit Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, comedy with attitude. Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood at WonderCon 2018

    By David.Derks on March 8, 2018
    This page was updated on March 21, 2018 to include updated event information. WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of March 23 through March 25, 2018, and ASIFA-Hollywood will be there! Join us for this amazing convention filled with all the things you love: comics, movies, TV, animation, books and authors, action figures and collectibles, the Masquerade, […]
  • Special Preview Screening of MUPPET BABIES

    By David.Derks on March 7, 2018
    Based on the original Emmy Award-winning series, Disney Junior’s all-new CG animated “Muppet Babies” chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of the young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and brand-new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin. The series will premiere Friday, March 23 with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app. The screening will be followed […]
  • The Animation Educators Forum has Extended the Deadline for 2018 Faculty Grants to March 15

    By David.Derks on March 7, 2018
    The AEF Faculty Grant Application site will remain online and open at through March 15 for submissions. AEF Faculty Grants are designed to provide support for individuals or groups with reasonable expenditures associated with research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the field of animation. Application deadline is 11:59 pm Mar 15, 2018. Recipients will be announced by April […]
  • ASIFA Members are invited to see TEHRAN TABOO at the Laemmle Town Center and Ahrya Fine ArtsTheaters

    By David.Derks on March 7, 2018
    Special Discount for ASIFA Members! In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. This animated drama, portrays the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician, revealing the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. Expat […]
  • UCLA “Family Flicks” Presents SPACE JAM

    By David.Derks on March 7, 2018
    When retired basketball superstar Michael Jordan is suddenly plucked from Earth during a live-action golf game with Bill Murray and Larry Bird, the greatest basketball player of all time finds himself somewhere in the animated cosmos with a merry band of Looney Tunes. Enslaved by the evil owner of a failing planetary amusement park, Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Elmer, Tweety and […]