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Persistence of Vision

Midnight screenings happen at midnight the day listed. For example, if it says Saturday At Midnight, please arrive by 11:45pm Saturday night.

Director: Kevin Schreck Run Time: 83 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 2012

Starring: Charles Fleischer, Omar Ali-Shah, Richard Williams, Robert Zemeckis, Robin Williams

Don’t miss a special screening of the documentary Persistence of Vision — which tell the story of  the greatest animated movie that was never made — and a live Q&A with the director Kevin Schreck. We’ll also be screening Schreck’s brand new short Duck of NY — a short documentary about an unusual duck that appeared in New York’s Central Park and created a global media sensation.

Persistence of Vision
It was to be the greatest animated film of all time. Not just an eye-opener, but a game-changer. Richard Williams demanded nothing less, investing nearly three decades into his movie masterpiece. From as early as 1964 he ploughed most of the profits right back into his pet project, a feature inspired by the Arabian Nights and provisionally known as Mullah Nasruddin. He assembled a team of inspired young artists—and brought in the best Hollywood craftsmen to teach them—and devised what would be the most elaborate, kaleidoscopic, mind-boggling visual sequences ever committed to celluloid. Years passed. Potential financiers came and went. Work continued. But it was only after Roger Rabbit that Williams had a studio budget to corroborate the munificence of his imagination.


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