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‘Persistence of Vision’ Doc Returns to New York City

Presented by the SVA Animation Department and ASIFA-East, Richard Williams documentary Persistence of Vision returns to New York City for a very special FREE screening on Thursday, April 3rd.

Richard Williams documentary Persistence of Vision returns to New York City for a very special FREE screening on Thursday, April 3rd, at 7:00 PM at the SVA Theatre.

The film documents Canadian-born animator Richard Williams and his never-truly-completed animated feature that would end up being released as The Thief and the Cobbler.

Striving to make the best animated film of all time, visionary animator Richard Williams (Oscar-winning animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit) toiled over his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler, for nearly three decades -- only to have it torn from his hands.

Filmmaker Kevin Schreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary, forgotten chapter of cinema history to the screen for the very first time.

A tale of creative genius gone horribly awry, Persistence of Vision is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.

Presented by the SVA Animation Department and ASIFA-East, this remarkable event will feature rare, newly-restored footage and a post-screening Q&A with director Kevin Schreck, moderated by renowned animator J.J. Sedelmaier (Saturday Night LiveTV FunhouseBeavis and Butt-Head).

Watch the trailer, and a clip, below:

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY

Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open 6:30pm.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Kevin Schreck. Moderated by J.J. Sedelmaier.

Source: ASIFA-East