Metro Art Presents: Waking Life

Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

November 15, 2019 from 8pm to 10pm

Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present “Waking Life” (2001, 99 min, Dir. Richard Linklater) as the final installment of our animated film series at Union Station.

This screening is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Special guest introduction by Filmmaker and animator Andy Tamandl, who has worked on over 30 film and television projects, including the animated series “Fast & Furious: Spy Racers,” coming soon on Netflix.

“Waking Life” tells the story of a man (voiced by Wiley Wiggins) who is trying very hard to understand what separates dreams from reality. As he wanders the world, everybody he meets engages him in an existential discussion; sometimes he responds, sometimes he just listens. And though they’re all approaching life from different angles – sociological, religious, scientific, artistic – could it be that they’re all trying to tell him the same thing?

This series examines different animation techniques that have paved the way for the genre.

From helping shape groundbreaking CGI visual effects on The Matrix Trilogy to directing sequences of the Oscar-winning Happy Feet, Lyndon Barrois’ thirty-plus year career in art and animation is marked by a practice in many corners of the field.