Essential Cinema: World Animation: To the Stars and Beyond

THE MISSING

Directed by Carl Joseph Papa

Philippines, 2023, 1h 30min, DCP, In Ilocano/Tagalog with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  World Animation: To the Stars and Beyond

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Pricing

$13.50 evening / $11 matinee (available M-F for shows before 6 PM)

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Impact Circle members.

Discounts for AISD educators and local high school & college students are available at the box office with a valid school ID.

“Spellbinding visuals”
Dazed and Confused

“Combining clever ideas with a deep current of emotional honesty, this is an unusual and powerful film.”
Eye for Film

“THE MISSING is a unique film that takes a bold approach to certain ideas, developing not only on its thematic content but on the very nature of filmmaking itself.”
International Cinephile Society

Eric can’t speak of the things that have happened to him. A mute, gay animator, he quite literally has no mouth. But the strange goings-on — space aliens, missing eyeballs, and otherworldly entities — soon force him to confront the silence. Recalling the work of Gregg Araki, Carl Joseph Papa has utilized a startling mix of rotoscoped and hand-drawn animation to craft a captivating exploration of trauma and the secrets we keep.

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