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Independently Animated: An Evening with Bill Plympton


 The lavishly illustrated new book Independently Animated: The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation, by Bill Plympton and David Levy (Rizzoli) is part biography, part retrospective, and part behind-the-scenes look at Bill Plympton’s life and career. It contains hundreds of pieces of art from his films, as well as never-before-seen doodles, drawings, and production notes. To celebrate the publication, the Museum presents a festive evening with a discussion, short films, and live drawing by Plympton, followed by a book signing. Everyone in attendance will receive their own original drawing from Plympton.

Among the highlights: a work-in-progress screening of an exciting new short film, Plympton’s hand-colored restoration of Winsor McCay’s 1921 film The Flying House, a charming film about a husband who turns his house into a flying machine, which bears remarkable similarities to the Pixar film Up; a screening of the popular short films Guard Dog Global Jam and The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger, and a pencil test excerpt from the forthcoming Cheatin’.

Tickets: $10 adults ($7.50 students & senior citizens, $5 children 3–18) / Free for Museum members. $10 tickets may be purchased in advance online or by calling 718 777 6800. Members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. Tickets will also be available at the door.