• Quasi at the Quackadero

It seems to be experimental-animation month in Chicago. Two weeks ago the local outfit BAWSY Animation presented the first Scored Silent Film Festival, which featured new animated shorts with live musical accompaniment. This week Chicago Filmmakers will present a program of independent animated works from the 1970s and ’80s, all of them on 16-millimeter. “These films were all painstakingly created over the course of years,” notes the Filmmakers website, “all before computers were involved with the art form.” Some of the shorts sound like they’re worth seeing for the titles alone: Quasi at the Quackadero, Make Me Psychic, Nuclear War: Survive and Come Back Fighting! The program screens Saturday at 8 PM at the Filmmakers building in Andersonville, then again on Wednesday at 6:30 PM at Columbia College’s Hokin Hall. Click below for a sneak preview of some of the shorts.