A Place Called Home: Animation

A Place Called Home:

Lectures on Filmmaking in Portland
Animation Program

Sunday, April 29, 1PM
Hollywood Theater
4122 Northeast Sandy Blvd
$5/ members, $10/ general
(not a member? click here)

Chair, Animated Arts, PNCA

Producer, Director and Animator, Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (Academy Award, 1992)

Award-winning Independent Filmmaker

Join us on Sunday, April 29th, for the second installment of A Place Called Home: Lectures on Filmmaking in Portland, a monthly lecture series focused on the history of movie-making in the city, at the Hollywood Theater with guests Rose Bond, Joan Gratz and Joanna Priestley.

ROSE BOND will talk about how her recent work takes animation out of the traditional movie house and into the streets with a series of public animated installations that engage architecture, cinema and urban space. Bond has been honored with numerous awards and fellowships from such prestigious agencies as the American Film Institute, The Princess Grace Foundation, Bloomberg L.P. and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently researching a proposed media installation for the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building.

JOAN GRATZ will speak about her work as an independent animator in Portland. Gratz is an accomplished director, artist and animator, known for pioneering the animation technique known as claypainting. In 1992, she won an Academy Award for her film Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase. She has worked on many commercial films and shorts, including Return to Oz, Rip Van Winkle and The Creation. She is represented by LAIKA.

JOANNA PRIESTLEY will discuss the rewards and challenges of being an independent filmmaker. Priestley has directed, produced and animated 24 films that explore abstraction, botany, landscape, aging and human rights. She has received fellowships from Creative Capital, National Endowment for the Arts, American Film Institute, MacDowell Colony, Fundación Valparaíso and Millay Colony. Priestley teaches animation workshops worldwide, was founding president of ASIFA Northwest and has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1992.

A Place Called Home is a monthly presentation series examining the history of filmmaking in Portland. Held at roving venues on last Sundays at 1PM, lectures aim to orient recent transplants and residents to the city’s rich lineage of film and how it informs our sense of place.

Tickets are just $5/ members; $10/ general. Purchase tickets online here.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Additional support provided by Willamette Week, Oregon Humanities, In the Can Productions and Oregon Media Production Association.

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