Doc Soup: Picture Character

Monthly Film Series!

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Doc Soup: Picture Character

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Eau Claire Market #5 - 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB
$15 General | $13 Student/Senior | $68 Subscription (SOLD OUT)


"Everything you always wanted to know about emojis, but were afraid to ask." - The Hollywood Reporter

"The definitive documentary on emojis" - Now Toronto

Starting out as a limited set of simple icons, emojis have now ballooned into a pop culture phenomenon, appearing in Camera emoji, Fashion emoji, and more. The colourful and fun ideograms are also changing the way we communicate with one another; they've become a language in their own right, one that is continually evolving. The language is user-generated, but a small, secretive committee called Unicode has final say on which emojis make the Scissors emoji. While anyone can submit their ideas, the competition is steep. In Picture Character, we follow a few people from around the World emoji who feel that their respective communities deserve to be represented in the lexicon. They meticulously build presentations for their proposed emojis, hoping that Unicode will give them a Thumbs up emoji. From humble beginnings in Japan, these picture characters now represent something much greater: a tectonic transformation of communication in the digital age.

About Doc Soup Calgary

Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly* feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs. The series, now in its 12th year, will run from November 2019 to April 2020. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month*, Doc Soup Calgary brings six of the year's most talked-about docs to local audiences. Our 2019-20 series is expanding to TWO screens at Eau Claire.

Each film in the series is announced one month in advance. Single tickets to each film will be available for purchase at that time.

DOC SOUP 2019-20 dates:

Wednesday November 6 - 7pm, Eau Claire THE CAVE
Wednesday December 4 - 7pm, Eau Claire PICTURE CHARACTER
Wednesday January 8 - 7pm, The Globe
Wednesday February 5 - 7pm, Eau Claire
Wednesday March 4 - 7pm, Eau Claire
Wednesday April 1 - 7pm, Eau Claire

*except in January 

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