Alternative Visions: Animation

7/22/14 to 8/7/14

This summer installment of Alternative Visions presents three programs of creative animation, featuring masters of the field who work largely by hand with materials ranging from paints, ink, and pencils to cutouts. With programs devoted to Faith and John Hubley, Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, and Sally Cruikshank.

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  • Films by Sally Cruikshank

    • Thursday, August 7 7 pm

    Sally Cruikshank (U.S., 1971–96). New BAM/PFA Collection Prints! Sally Cruikshank & Russell Merritt in conversation. Cruikshank's love of surreal 1930s cartoons, as well as her desire to make her own amusement park, is evident in her wildly colorful and wonderfully detailed films, some of which were made for Sesame Street. (75 mins)

  • Films by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby

    • Tuesday, July 29 7 pm

    Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby (Canada, 1991–2011). Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby in person. An evening of the work of this groundbreaking duo, who find inspiration for their hand-drawn and painted films from both history and fantasy. Including their recent Wild Life, a wry take on the frontier experience. (90 mins)

  • Films by John & Faith Hubley

    • Tuesday, July 22 7 pm

    Emily Hubley, Faith Hubley, John Hubley (U.S., 1956–2012). New Prints! Emily Hubley in person. In their socially committed independent animations, Faith and John Hubleys' experimental aesthetic was distinctly modern, and included paper cutouts, wax resistance, and oil painting, as well as collaborations with musicians from Benny Carter to Dizzy Gillespie. (90 mins)