Film Series : Conversations at the Edge Fall 2015

The Animated Films of Suzan Pitt

1973-2013, Suzan Pitt, USA, ca. 60 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Oct 15th 6:00pm

Since the 1970s, Suzan Pitt has created some of the most acclaimed and influential independent animations of her generation. Best known for ASPARAGUS (1979)—which screened with David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD (1977) on the 1970’s midnight movie circuit—Pitt creates lavishly hand-painted and stop-motion films of shape-shifting characters and meanings. A woman navigates a field of psychosexual vegetation, another finds salvation in an unlikely animated muse, and shadowy figures stalk a noir nightscape. Pitt introduces and discusses a selection of films spanning her four-decade career including ASPARAGUS, JOY STREET(1995), WHITNEY COMMERCIAL (1973), VISITATION (2011), and PINBALL (2013). Prints courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. Various formats.

Due to the nature of this presentation there will be no late seating.

OCTOBER 15: Suzan Pitt will discuss her films via Skype. She will not be able to appear in person, as previously announced.