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Sat, March 23, 7:00pm

Suzan Pitt Retrospective Program 2

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Stamps School of Art & Design Roman J. Witt Artist Residency Program

The second of two programs celebrating four decades of filmmaking by internationally renowned artist, painter and animator Suzan Pitt. The program will include her newest film Pinball. (See Thursday, 9:15pm)

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Films Showing:

Bowl, Theatre, Garden, Marble Game

(Suzan Pitt, 1970) 7 min

Pitt’s first 16mm film is a cut-out animation in four parts. The sound was originally created live into a Teac amplifier and microphone from the back of the theater. Inspired...

Whitney Commercial

(Suzan Pitt, 1973) 3 min

Commissioned by David Bienstock, creator of the New American Film Series at the Whitney Museum of Art to raise funds for the second season of the series.  The film was...


(Suzan Pitt, 1971) 7 min

A sexual fantasy in a family setting, Crocus was animated with paper cut-outs and shot with a Bolex on the floor of the artist’s bedroom.  The film was included in...

The Damnation of Faust

(Suzan Pitt, 1988) 4 min

Pitt was the scenic and costume designer for this production of Hector Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust which premiered at the State Opera in Hamburg Germany and was in repertoire...


(Suzan Pitt, 1985) 3 min

ESO-S is an unfinished black and white 16mm segment using cel animation which was rotoscoped from footage of actor Guy Mitchison. Never shown before in a theatrical setting, the pieces...


(Suzan Pitt, 2013) 7 min

Pinball is an experimental animated film of moving abstract paintings which I painted and animated during the past year with a digital camera.  The film visualizes my interpretation of George...


(Suzan Pitt, 2011) 9 min

Surrealistic and strange, cast in grainy 16mm images, the film Visitation allows an imaginary glimpse into the aura of “an outer-world night”. . .the visions in the film are summoned...


(Suzan Pitt, 1979) 19 min

Asparagus clearly represents a major achievement of contemporary animated cinema.  It is a measure of its audacity, profound honesty, and uncompromising personal vision that it begins with an act of...