Louis Armstrong, Chazz Palminteri, and renowned Korean folk artist Jae Choon Kim headline another busy week in Queens. Other options include Mexican dance, sheep-shearing, Yiddish music, Bollywood films, walking tours, sex education, and nature photography. Here’s the rundown.
He could draw a wisecracking Bugs Bunny, an exasperated Daffy Duck, an enamored Pepé Le Pew, and a sinister Wile E. Coyote. Over a three-decade career, artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones (1912–2002) made some of the most popular cartoons of all time while directing more than 300 animated films. This Saturday, the Museum of Moving Image will open What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, an exhibition that will run through January 19th, 2015. The first stop in a national tour organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the show will feature 23 of Jones’s animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs. The films include classic Warner Bros. cartoons such as What’s Opera, Doc? and classic TV specials such as Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
For the duration of the show, the museum will present Chuck Jones Matinees, cartoon screenings every Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm The museum will also host Animation Takeover in the Drop-In Moving Image Studio. Working with museum educators and using pencils, crayons, cameras, computers, and tablets, children will make their own media projects inspired by the exhibition.
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“Supercuts” are video montages that isolate the repetition of a specific element, such as a word, phrase or action from one or many films. This Friday, Rich Juzwiak and Duncan Robson, creators of some of the internet’s most celebrated supercuts, will discuss their budding genre at a special panel discussion at the Museum of the Moving Image. Juzwiak, a media critic and blogger, writes for Gawker. His seminal supercut, “I’m Not Here to Make Friends,” is a collection of this phrase spoken by contestants on dozens of reality television shows. Robson, a British animator and visual effects artist, made “Let’s Enhance” (above) in 2009. He lives in San Francisco where he is working on a new project, “Percussive Maintenance.”
Details: Supercut Superstars: Panel Discussion with Rich Juzwiak and Duncan Robson, Video Screening Amphitheater at the Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, September 6th, 6:30 pm.
Supercut by Duncan Robson