ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: John Hubley Centennial, Program 1

Across all of their work — whether commercial, personal, or both — John and Faith Hubley maintained a fiercely independent collaborative practice from the early-’50s to the late-’70s, allowing them the freedom found in the auteur-animators that had proliferated in Europe. These films (including a bevy of classic shorts for Sesame Street and The Electric Company) are solely creator-driven, rather than dictated by the whims of any studio bureaucracy, and would go on to win multiple Academy Awards. The ripples of their influence were immediate, giving birth to a looser, freer style used by animators across the ‘60s and ‘70s, prefiguring the rise of the psychedelic movement, and having a direct effect on future heavyweights like Ralph Bakshi. Emily & Georgia Hubley in person — plus, DJ Nanny Cantaloupe (Dublab, KXLU) will be here to spin tunes before the show!

Screening selections (all in 35mm!):
- Adventures of an * (1957) – 10 min.
- Tender Game (1958) – 6 min.
- Moonbird (1959) – 10 min.
- The Hat (1964) – 18 min.
- Urbanissimo (1967) – 6 min.
- Windy Day (1968) – 8 min.
- Of Men and Demons (1969) – 11 min.