"Beautiful. Powerful. Congratulations!" - Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Founding Project Director, The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Co-Producer and Adviser of Academy Award-winning films Last Days and One Survivor Remembers; Former President, Stephen Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation; Executive Editor, Encyclopaedia Judaica; Director, Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University, Los Angeles
Memories from the Holocaust have been portrayed in almost every medium, but rarely animation -- and never before by a child animator. Animated short film "INGRID PITT: BEYOND THE FOREST" is a cross-generational collaboration between a world-class animation master, two-time Academy Award-nominated Bill Plympton, and a first-time animator, 11-year-old artist Perry Chen. It is narrated by Ingrid Pitt herself.
Starting with Ingrid Pitt's poignant narration and Bill Plympton's 23 traditional pencil sketches as storyboard, award-winning artist and film critic Perry Chen brings this moving story and its contemporary implications alive. Read more
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Screening in Burbank, CA for ASIFA-Hollywood members only!, 7:00 PM (ASIFA members will get evites with details)
Screening at AMN Healthcare Theatre in San Diego, CA, with Q&A by Perry Chen and Zhu Shen. Free! More information
Screening at Burbank International Film Festival. Perry Chen and Zhu Shen will be in attendance.
Screening at Calgary International Film Festival in Canada
Screening at DOCartoon festival in Italy
Screenings at BendFilm festival
Screening at San Diego Asian Film Festival (as part of "SD Block Party" program)
Screening at Flip Festival in England
Screening at Prescott Film Festival in Arizona
Screening and Q&A with Perry Chen, Zhu Shen and Kevin Sean Michaels at WIA Pitch Night in Burbank, CA
Ingrid Pitt was born on this date in 1937
Ingrid Pitt died on this date in 2010