Indie Flicks: Picture Character

SMDCAC presents

Indie Flicks: Picture Character

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Indie Flicks: Picture Character
Friday, March 27, 8:00pm
Main Page Content
Classroom
All Tickets $7

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. They 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.

Run time: 79 minutes

Appropriate for ages 17 and up. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket regardless of age. This includes children and infants. SMDCAC subscribers enjoy complimentary admission. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, saponte@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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