(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 four years to complete. Using a Fulbright scholar award Pitt traveled to remote rainforest regions of Mexico and Guatemala to create paintings of the nearly extinct patches of remaining virgin forest which were later animated for the film. The music was created for the film by Roy Nathanson and the Jazz Passengers, with title song recorded by Debby Harry.
Filmmaker in Attendance, 35mm