ABD Presents: Twice Upon A Time (w/ Dir. John Korty in person!)

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The towering, feature-length achievement in the “Lumage” stop-motion process, this lighthearted triumph of eye-popping visual design is ESSENTIAL viewing for Yellow Submarine diehards, Allegro Non Troppo ‘toonheads, animation aficionados of all colors, and quirk-tastic kids of all ages. After animating for Sesame Street, filmmaker John Korty perfected “Lumage”: the coloring, collaging and lighting of translucent fabric characters. Co-directed by fellow animation auteur Charles Swenson (Dirty Duck) and assembled by a small army of dedicated craftsmen (including David Fincher, Ratatouille’s Harley Jessup and The Nightmare Before Christmas’s Henry Selick), this timeless tale of sweet dreams and nightmares finds our heroes attempting to re-calibrate the cosmic clock and restore the flow of time. Join us as we rekindle the luminous, all-natural glow of Twice Upon A Time, finally giving Synonamess Botch, Scuzzbopper and Ibor the Video Gorilla their deserved place on the silver screen.

Dir. John Korty & Charles Swenson, 1983, 35mm, 75 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Twice Upon A Time”! NOTE: this trailer contains our original playdates of April 26th-28th. This screening will take place on Friday, Dec 18th. Charles Swenson will sadly not be joining us, but Dir. John Korty is!