Color and Line: Mid-Century Animation
Location: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh (Map it)
Challenging and creative films like 1969's Up Is Down put director Millie Goldsholl at the vanguard of animation during a period of intense innovation in the form. This program surveys some of her influences and peers, showcasing styles that vary from Norman McLaren's visionary experiments in direct-to-film animation and pixilation to Faith and John Hubley's beautifully-crafted and humanistic narrative shorts. Award-winning animator (and Northwestern Professor) Eric Patrick will be present to share his insights into these bold, inventive films.
About the Series:
Designers in Film: The Cinematic World of the Goldsholls
This film series complements and extends the Block's exhibition Up Is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio with five programs of films produced by the Chicago-based Goldsholls, their collaborators, influences, and contemporaries. Presenting a wide spectrum of classic and rarely-seen experimental cinema, animation, and commissioned films, Designers in Film explores the playful and innovative atmosphere of 20th-century moving image-making in which Mort and Millie Goldsholl took a central place.