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Independent Spirits: The Faith & John Hubley Story Debuts On PBS In June

Check your local listings for the one-hour documentary INDEPENDENT SPIRITS: THE FAITH & JOHN HUBLEY STORY produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and scheduled to air on PBS in June 2002. Directed by Sybil DelGaudio, INDEPENDENT SPIRITS looks at the careers of Academy Award-winning animators John and Faith Hubley, at their contributions to the development of animation as an art form and at their effort to remain independent in a field that is largely commercial. The film also examines John's role in the 1941 Disney Studio strike and chronicles Faith's struggle as an independent filmmaker after the loss of her husband and up until her own death. To accompany the documentary, ITVS and PBS have launched comprehensive companion Website. It includes an interactive timeline of John and Faith Hubley's careers, a complete filmography, bios of the Hubley's and a look at some of the pioneering females in animation throughout history. Plus links, resources and a discussion forum. Visit the Website at www.pbs.org/independentspirits.

John Canemaker remembers his friend and associate Faith Hubley, whose inspiration ranged far wider than her magical, Oscar-winning filmed images.

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