ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: The Films of Faith & Emily Hubley (Emily & Georgia Hubley in person!)


After John Hubley’s tragic passing in 1977, Faith Hubley continued past their twenty collaborations to create an equally impressive solo filmography, with a stronger focus on non-linear abstractness. These works often draw on Faith’s deep interest in mythology, celebrate the mysterious and unknown — and perhaps most importantly, also highlight the feminine and the “other.” In a time when independent animation was already difficult enough for anyone to pursue, a solo female artist was virtually unheard of in the field. John and Faith’s daughter Emily followed in her mother’s footsteps, first assisting with Faith’s animations, and eventually creating her own personal work starting in the ‘90s. Emily’s free-wheeling, yet emotionally grounded filmic tone does have a family resemblance, but her voice is firmly her own. Emily and Georgia Hubley in person!

Screening selections:
- Big Brown Eyes (dir. Emily Hubley, 1982, 16mm, 2 min.)
- The Tower (dir. Emily & Georgia Hubley, 1984, 16mm, 10 min.)
- Time of the Angels (dir. Faith Hubley, 1987, 35mm, 10 min.)
- Tall Time Tales (dir. Faith Hubley, 1992, 35mm, 8 min.)
- Her Grandmother’s Gift (dir. Emily Hubley, 1995, 35mm, 4 min.)
- My Universe Inside Out (dir. Faith Hubley, 1996, 35mm, 25 min.)
- One Self: Fish/Girl (dir. Emily Hubley, 1997, 35mm, 10 min.)
- Witch Madness (dir. Faith Hubley, 1999, 35mm, 9 min.)
- Pigeon Within (dir. Emily Hubley, 2000, DigiBeta, 4 min.)
- And/Or (dir. Emily Hubley, 2012, DCP, 5 min.)

Watch an excerpt from “One Self: Fish/Girl”!