And We Were Young (Andy Smetanka, 2016, 1 hr 15 m)
3:30pm, Friday 2 November
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Michigan Tech
Screening as part of the 41 North Film Festival (41northfilmfest.org), November 1-4
Three years in the making, And We Were Young is a stop-motion animated oral history of American soldiers in France in the last days of the Great War, performed entirely by black-paper puppets and filmed in Super 8 against translucent paper backgrounds. Brooding, brutal and hauntingly beautiful, Smetanka’s feature debut is a vision of war from the perspective of the American Doughboys who fought it.