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Striving to make the greatest animated film of all time, visionary and acclaimed animator Richard Williams toiled on his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler, for nearly three decades—only to have it torn from his hands and savagely recut. In this new documentary, 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 story to the screen.  A "fascinating slice of film history" (Variety) and a "Herculean accomplishment" (indieWIRE), Persistence of Vision is the "gripping" (The Globe and Mail), untold story of the greatest animated film never made. 

Director: Kevin Schreck. 83 min.  2012. HDCAM.

Both screenings will be followed by discussion with director/producer Kevin Schreck, with Cartoon Brew's Amid Amidi moderating at 7pm and indieWIRE critic Drew Taylor moderating at 9pm.

Part of the Richard Williams series.

Ticket Price: $12, Film Club Member $8.

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