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Thu, March 21, 9:30pm

Suzan Pitt Retrospective Program 1

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

The first of two retrospective programs by celebrated animator Suzan Pitt, who has been creating some of the most beautiful, strange and fiercely original films for over four decades.  Pitt’s films have received international acclaim and her work has been the subject of major museum retrospectives. The two programs will include Asparagus, El Doctor, Joy Street, and a newly restored print of her 1971 film Crocus.


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Films Showing:

Jefferson Circus Songs

(Suzan Pitt, 1973) 16 min

Created in the summer of 1973 in the basketball court of Jefferson High School in Minneapolis Jefferson Circus Songs uses both cut-out animation and pixilation to create a “circus” of...

El Doctor

(Suzan Pitt, 2006) 24 min

This visual animated poem travels between desperation and dark comedy.  El Doctor takes place in a crumbling Mexican hospital at the turn of the century in Mexico.  Inhabited by surreal...

Joy Street

(Suzan Pitt, 1995) 24 min

An ambitious, astonishing story of a woman's journey from suicidal despair to personal renewal, with the help of an unlikely spirit guide. Joy Street is entirely hand painted and took...