American Independent Animation: A Contemporary Survey


Location: Plitt's Century Plaza Theaters ABC Entertainment Center, Century City


''Together with the continuing activity of Engel, Breer, Jordan, and Smith, the work of the artists included in this program represents the present and future of animation artistry in America. This is not to say that these are the only artists of developing or ongoing talent and importance. Rather, these artists - in their diversity of styles, techniques and motivations, as well as in the consistent quality of their work- indicate just how broad the horizons of American animation are. Some of the works included are uncompromisingly personal statements; some are universally accessible; more are undeniably American in look and tone. In some instances we have chosen well known works by well-known artists; in other instances we have selected either newly completed or slightly older, perhaps less widely seen examples of a recognized filmmaker's work; in at least one or two cases we have stumbled upon a major talent working in relative obscurity. (Due to the subject matter and treatment of certain films, parents are advised that portions of this program may not be suitable for children and teenagers.)'

[Source: FilmEx Program Notes, 1978]