Elfmädchen (or elfgirls) is an abstract portrait of a narcoleptic girl, a fairy tale without a prince charming, set amongst the urban decay of Soma, San Francisco. Her dreams become weirder, more lucid, flowing in & out of reality. Each dream study has its own feel, from tropical to wacky to ominous and back to childlike. Starring Rachel Birdsong, with Ghis Glittoree and Lady Nigel Butterfly. Featuring music by Bruce Haack, Tipsy, People Like Us and Ian Pooley. Color 16mm shot entirely on a Bolex. Winner of the Chicago Underground Film Festival's Best Animation award in 2009. For complete festival info, see screenings + shows page.