NYWIFT Announces: Short Films by Jane Aaron to Screen at MoMA's 14th Annual to Save and Project Series
November 5th and 8th Screening to Feature Two Shorts Preserved by the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund
NEW YORK, NY (November 1, 2016) – New York Women in Film & Television’s (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce that the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has invited two films by the animator Jane Aaron, preserved by NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), to screen at To Save and Project, MoMA’s International Festival of Film Preservation.
Set in Motion (1986) and Interior Designs (1980) will screen Saturday, November 5th at 2:30 pm and Tuesday, November 8th at 4pm, preceding the French/Italian comedy Dragées au Poivre (1963).
Set in Motion (1980): A rhythmic free-flowing vision of captured moments from daily life culminates in a visual punchline… the overwhelming accumulation of clutter from the day (and from making this movie). Music Composer, Chris Cerf. 4 min, color.
Interior Designs(1986): A journey through the filmmaker’s world, from the intimacy of her bedroom and studio to the southern California desert and Adirondack mountains, with pixilated drawings shot on location in live action settings, making us aware of the extent of our imagination and that the whole world is susceptible to animation. 5 min, color.
Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; and $8 for students. Free to MoMA members. Purchase tickets online at: https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/2504?locale=en
WFPF’s longstanding relationship with MoMA has led to screenings at To Save and Project over the years, as well as its Carte Blanche series honoring WFPF and its 20th Anniversary, which took place in February 2015.
Filmmaker, animator and book illustrator, Jane Aaron (1948-2015) independently produced experimental films, which have been shown around the world, including in the Whitney Biennial and the Museum of Modern Art. Her works are held in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and the Walker Art Center.
Aaron also designed, produced and directed more than 150 short animated films for Sesame Street. Her work has also been broadcast on HBO, PBS, Showtime, Cinemax, Nickelodeon, The Learning Channel and TV networks internationally.
MoMA’s To Save and Project is organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, and Dave Kehr, Adjunct Curator, Department of Film. For up-to-date information on To Save and Project visit: http://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3614?locale=fr
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Last updated: Nov. 8, 2016