An Evening With The Amazing Mr Bruce Bickford
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The London Iinternational Animation Festival/Jane Colling Distribution Presents:
AN EVENING WITH THE AMAZING MR BRUCE BICKFORD
American cult animator Bruce Bickford is coming to London for a rare, one-night-only presentation of his films, featuring the exclusive English premiere of his new film that he has been working on for many years - Cas'l.
The evening will commence with a screening of Monster Road, the 80 - minute award-winning documentary by Brett Ingram, which premiered at the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival where it won 'Best Documentary', eventually screening at 85 festivals around the world and winning 16 awards.
This incredibly rare screening will be immediately followed by a live onstage interview and extended audience Q and A with Bruce Bickford. This will mark his first appearance in England.
Bruce Bickford's art - a hallucinatory stop-motion amalgamation of Peter Pan, Ray Harryhausen, and The Wild Bunch - is nothing short of amazing. Rock music iconoclast Frank Zappa first used the incredible talents of self-taught claymation wizard Bickford as visual companions to his music in the films Baby Snakes and Dub Room Special in the 1970's, which made him an international cult figure. More than three decades later, the 62 year-old animator works alone in a basement studio near Seattle. Enchanted forests, animated torture chambers, hamburgers that morph into mythical monsters, and epic battles between giants, fairies and historical figures populate just a small corner of Bickford's animated universe.
Bickford is an underground artist who has mystified animation critics andinspired generations of animators, while somehow eluding fame. He has been described as the world's only "outsider artist" working in the medium of animation.
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