Persistence of Vision
Filmmaker Kevin Schreck via Skype
Thursday, November 21, 7:00
The untold story of the greatest animated film never
made, Kevin Schreck's
fascinating documentary traces the quixotic quest of visionary animator Richard Williams
, who toiled more than three decades on his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler
, only to have it torn from his hands. Working out of London and beginning his dream project in 1964, Canadian-born Williams won Oscars for animating A Christmas Carol
(1971) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
(1988), and earned universal acclaim for his credit sequences for the Pink Panther
movies, but he re-invested all his resources into his Middle Eastern fable. This "heartbreaking documentary about a staggering genius" weaves together mind-blowing animation, archival footage and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists to bring to light a lost, precious chapter of animation history. Producer/Director: Kevin Schreck. (US 2012) 83 min. plus discussion.
Playing at the Rafael Film Center
Nov 21 2013