SVA and ASIFA-East Present Persistence of Vision
The School of Visual Arts Animation Department and ASIFA-East
present a very special screening of
Persistence of Vision
Followed by a Q&A with Director Kevin Schreck. Moderated by J.J. Sedelmaier.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, 7pm
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open 6:30pm.
Striving to make the best animated film of all time, visionary animator Richard Williams (Oscar-winning animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit) toiled over his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler, for nearly three decades — only to have it torn from his hands.
Filmmaker Kevin Schreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary, forgotten chapter of cinema history to the screen for the very first time.
A tale of creative genius gone horribly awry, PERSISTENCE OF VISION is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.
This remarkable event will feature rare, newly-restored footage and a post-screening Q&A with director Kevin Schreck, moderated by renowned animator J.J. Sedelmaier (Saturday Night Live, TV Funhouse, Beavis and Butt-Head).