Griffiti: Animation by George Griffin
DIRECTOR: GEORGE GRIFFIN & DEEDEE HALLECK
George Griffin & DeeDee Halleck in person.
It’s been 50 years since New York animator George Griffin used black beans against a white background to create Rapid Transit, a kinetic, percussive film that packed a stream of inventiveness and wit into its three minutes. His freewheeling, jazzlike films grew increasingly elaborate, incorporating personal observation, formal play, and the insouciant subversion of Hollywood cartoon tropes. The occasion for this fun-filled and thought-provoking journey through Griffin’s career is IndieCollect’s new 4k restoration of Griffin’s 1979 masterpiece Lineage, a playful journey through invented film history. Also featured in the program is IndieCollect’s new 4K restoration of The Meadows Green, co-directed by DeeDee Halleck and George Griffin, using live action and animation to document a 1974 performance by the radical Bread and Puppet Theater.
Presented by guest curator David Schwartz, former Chief Curator, Museum of the Moving Image. In association with IndieCollect.
Rapid Transit (1969, 3 mins., Digital)
Trikfilm 3 (1973, 3 mins., Digital)
Head (1975, 10 mins., Digital)
The Meadows Green (1975, 25 mins., DCP)
Lineage (1979, 29 mins., DCP)
Puttin' on the Fur (1981-2016, 7 mins., Digital)
KoKo (1988, 3 mins., Digital)
A Little Routine (1994, 7 mins., Digital)
The Bather (2008, 3 mins., Digital)
You're Outa Here (2009, 3 mins., Digital)