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Animated Art: A Joan Gratz Retrospective

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Name: Animated Art: A Joan Gratz Retrospective
Date: March 25, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Animated Art: A Joan Gratz Retrospective
Event Description:

For those of you who missed “Animated Art: An Afternoon with Joan Gratz,” we have added an encore screening of the entire program without Joan in attendance. This is your last chance to see the work one of America’s greatest animators.

Academy Award-winning director and animator Joan Gratz pioneered the art of “Claypainting” and has continued to be a favorite at ?lm festivals world-wide. The 60 minute presentation will include eight of her most loved animated short films, selected from over the past 30 years and including the World Premiere of her just completed film “The Battle for Swan Lake” (with cats!).

Her films range in content through painterly expressions of poetry, improvised abstraction and animated social documentary, with her clever wit and humor always close at hand. Working directly before the camera, she applies bits of clay, blends colors and etches fine lines to create a seamless ?ow of images, that are, in turns, both lyrical and surprising.
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Please join us for a World Premiere of her newest film and retrospective of her remarkable work.

Tickets are $15 available on Eventbrite or by calling (831) 624-7491. 

This program has been generously sponsored by Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel by the Sea and by Designer Wallcoverings

Films in Order of Presentation

Mona Lisa Descending the Staircase: An animated history of 20th century painting. Academy Award
for best animated short film. 1992 – 7 min.

Kubla Khan: An animated painting based on Samuel Taylor Coleridges’ poem. 2011 – 3 min. 42 sec.

Lost and Found: Life’s passages are evoked in metamorphosing clay images. 2012 – 3 min. 35 sec.

Pro and Con: An animated documentary about life in prison from the point of view of a corrections
officer and an inmate.1992 – 8 min.

Second Coming: An animated film based on a poem by William Butler Yeats. 2017 – 2 min 20 sec.

One Minute Memoir: A Gratzfilm compilation of 10 very short films by contemporary animators including
Bill Plympton and Chris Hinton 2019 – 16 min 30 sec.

No Leaders Please: An animated film based on a poem by Charles Bukowski. 2021 – 2 min 19sec.

The Battle for Swan Lake: A World Premiere! 2023 – 3 min.

Carl Cherry Center
Northwest corner of Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, March 25th 
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$15 General Admission
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