Tuesday, November 4, 2008

DOK Leipzig

Now to the DOK Leipzig. All docs and animation. It's a festival devoted to documentaries and animation so it's got, well, documentaries which favors war, poverty, health challenges, plagues, and then although animation is very sophisticated, it still has a cartoon quality. Then there is us, GoCS, here to add some relief to the shattering news and pathos documentaries favor. We're a kind of tropic island with a cold Corona. So I felt really good about how well things went for us. Two packed houses out of three. Dok is a really well organized and focused film festival that drew thousands of moviegoers, and a surprising amount of 20-30 somethings. Another positive is the town of Leipzig, which is small and modern with enough historic flavor to keep things gemultlikeit*. I would definitely encourage documentary and animation lovers to make the trek to DOK Leipzig.
Report from Paul