MFAH | Saturday, April 27 | 7:00 PM with director Chris Sullivan in attendance
FILM CONTAINS MATURE THEMES. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Nearly fifteen years in the making, Chris Sullivan’s somewhat autobiographical Consuming Spirits is a meticulously constructed tour de force of experimental animation. Shooting frame by frame in 16mm, Sullivan seamlessly blends together a range of techniques—cutout animation, pencil drawing, collage, and stop-motion animation—into a distinct, signature visual style. In the process, he constructs a hypnotic, layered narrative, a suspenseful gothic tale that tracks the intertwined lives of three kindred spirits working at a local newspaper in a Midwestern rust belt town. – TriBeca Film Festival
“A work of obsessive artisanal discipline and unfettered artistic vision. You have never seen anything like it.” – The New York Times
Raised in Pittsburgh, Chris Sullivan teaches animation and experimental narrative at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He has been creating films and performance work for the last 30 years. Consuming Spirits was funded by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. It was instrumental in Sullivan being awarded a coveted 2012 Creative Capital Grant.
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