Excelsior Film Festival Short Film Series, Tuesday, February 21, 7-8:30pm - Animation Special with Karl Cohen

The Excelsior Film Festival Short Film Series is a monthly event showcasing short films by local and independent film artists.

This month is an animation special with Karl Cohen who will be there for the Q&A session. Come and watch a number of recent animation shorts that are being considered for the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short of 2011.

Karl Cohen is the president of ASIFA-SF, the Bay Area's chapter of the International Animation Association. He teaches animation history at San Francisco State University. He also writes regularly for several film publications and is the author of Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America.

7-7:30pm Film for general audience
7:30-7:45pm Intermission
7:45-8:30pm PG13 film

Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please join us for this free event.

City of Secrets: An Author Event with Kelli Stanley - Wednesday, February 15, 7-8:30pm

Join us for this month's Excelsior Branch Library Arts and Culture Salon with local mystery author Kelli Stanley. She will talk about her latest novel, City of Secrets, the second mystery in the Miranda Corbie series set in 1940s San Francisco (after City of Dragons). Tough-talking PI Miranda Corbie searches for the killer of two young women, both brutally murdered with an anti-Semitic slur written in blood on their bodies.

A book sale and signing will follow this event.