Friday, December 30, 2016
9:30 PM–11:00 PM
1954, USA, Joy Batchelor and John Halas, 72 min.
Introduced by animator Bill Plympton
This animated adaptation of George Orwell’s satire of Stalinism brings the brilliant novel to life on the big screen. After staging a successful revolt against an oppressive farmer, the animals initially wish to rule as one but are soon confronted with the reality of the corruption of power.
“…this cartoon feature is a sermon against all that is bestial in politics and rotten in the human will to live in luxury” —Variety
About the speaker
Bill Plympton is considered the “king of indie animation” and is the first person to have hand drawn an entire animated feature film. He moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as the New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy, and Screw. Plympton has also collaborated with Madonna, Kanye West, and Weird Al Yankovic on a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006 he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from the Annie Awards.
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