Joanna Priestley

Joanna Priestley has produced, directed and animated 27 award winning films about subjects dear to her heart: poetry, abstraction, plants, relationships and prison. She has had retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland), American Cinematheque (Los Angeles, CA) and the Stuttgart Animation Festival (Stuttgart, Germany). and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute, the MacDowell Colony, Fundación Valparaíso and Creative Capital.  Priestley teaches animation workshops worldwide, was founding president of ASIFA Northwest and has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1992. Her films are available on DVD from or Microcinema International.

Dear Pluto

(Joanna Priestley, 2012)

“Dear Pluto, you will always be a planet in my Solar System!” A tribute to everyone’s favorite planetoid, from the poem “Pizza” by Manhattan slam poet Taylor Mali, who narrates...