PICTURE CHARACTER NEW CLIP:https://youtu.be/ 9yuTyTiKrfs

The rapid rise ? of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global ? phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use and ability to convey complex messages have not only cemented emoji’s place as an emerging digital language ?, but prompted difficult questions ? about the creation of a language and digital communication’s fraught ties ? to identity and inclusion. In PICTURE CHARACTER, Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers ? on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of picture characters, from their humble beginnings in Japan ?? to mobile keyboards ? the world ? over, and shed fresh light ? on the private consortium ? that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting ✊ to make the language more representative of its billions of users.

is an Emmy®-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films include King Corn and The Most Unknown .  Martha Shane is an Emmy®-winning filmmaker, director of After Tiller and producer of  From This Day Forward.


Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM at SVA1-Silas – WORLD PREMIERE

Location: SVA, Silas, 333 West 23rd Street | between 8th & 9th Avenues

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:45 PM at VEC-03 – 2nd Screening

Location: Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave | between 11th & 12th Streets

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM at REGAL-09 – 3rd Screening

Location: Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11

102 North End Avenue | between Vesey and Murray

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at VEC-02 – 4th Screening

Location: Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave | between 11th & 12th Streets


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