Animator J.J. Sedelmaier will be in NYC on Thursday night, April 3, for a special FREE screening of “Persistence of Vision.”
The screening is at 7:00 PM at the SVA Theatre at the School of Visual Arts. It’s presented by the SVA Animation Department and ASIFA-East.
Says, the official announcement:
This remarkable event will feature rare, newly restored footage and a post-screening Q&A with director Kevin Schreck, moderated by renowned animator J.J. Sedelmaier (“Saturday Night Live,” “TV Funhouse,” “Beavis and Butt-Head”). Doors open at 6:30 PM, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t miss it!
Striving to make the best animated film of all time, visionary and acclaimed animator Richard Williams (three-time Oscar-winning animator of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”) toiled on his masterpiece, “The Thief and the Cobbler,” for nearly three decades — only to have it torn from his hands. Filmmaker Kevin Schreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary story to the screen. A tale of art, obsession, and dreams, “Persistence of Vision” is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.
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