Film and Drawing: Experimental Animation of the 60s and 70s

Date: February 2, 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Phone: 4134582303
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The Clark
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

A selection of short films covering experimental animation from the 1960s and 70s is a visual treat . . . and a trip! In the midst of the Cold War, animation artists explored alternative realities. It became a way for artists to venture outside of the ideological boundaries of international politics. Some of these realities reached back to fairytales, like the animations of the Soviet Union’s Yuri Norstein. Other artists, like the Canadian-Scottish animator Norman McLaren, pursued abstraction. They, and many others, looked for basic first principles that might be shared across the animation frame. The full lineup of short films shown at this event will be announced soon.

Will Schmenner, head of public programs, introduces the film.

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