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The Hubleys

Fri, Oct 19 / 7 pm

The first family of American independent animation, John, Faith, and Emily Hubley have all made their mark on the legacy in the field. Merging a playful sensibility with emotional realism that was considered, but never forced, multiple Academy Award-winning husband and wife team John and Faith used intimate field recordings of their children playing as soundtracks and were some the first animators to use celebrity voices like Dizzy Gillespie and Meryl Streep. John, who began working as an animator at Walt Disney Studios, moved to New York City and directed numerous short films before meeting Faith. During their marriage they collaborated on every film they created until his death in 1977. Faith continued to direct abstract non-linear animations that drew inspiration from the worlds of science, myth, and folk tales from around the world until her death in 2001. Today, their daughter Emily, who grew up working in her parents’ studio, makes her own animated films, including the 2009 feature “The Toe Tactic.”

Works Presented Include

Adventures of an Asterisk
1957, Dir. John & Faith Hubley
11:00 min, 35mm

The Hat
1964, Dir. John & Faith Hubley
19:00 min, 35mm

1971, Dir. John & Faith Hubley
10:00 min,  35mm

1973, Dir. John & Faith Hubley
09:00 min,  35mm

The Tender Game
1958, Dir. John & Faith Hubley
06:00 min, 35mm 

Time of the Angels
1989, Faith Hubley
10:00 min, 35mm

Her Grandmother's Gift
1995, Dir. Emily Hubley
04:30 min, digital projection

Witch Madness
2000, dir. Faith Hubley
09:00 min, 35mm

Pigeon Within
2000, dir. Emily Hubley
04:30 min, digital projection

Northern Ice Golden Sun
2001, Dir. Faith Hubley
10:00 min, digital projection

Set Set Spike
2002, Dir. Emily Hubley
06:00 min, digital projection

2012, Dir. Emily Hubley
05:50 min, digital projection

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