• October 20, 2018, 1–2:30 p.m.

Color and Line: Mid-Century Animation

The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston IL 60208

Robert Breer, Form Phases, 1954.

Challenging and creative films like 1969’s Up Is Down put director and Chicago-based advertising professional Millie Goldsholl at the vanguard of animation during a period of intense innovation in the medium. This film program surveys some of her influences and peers, showcasing styles that vary from Norman McLaren’s visionary experiments in direct-to-film animation and pixilation, to Faith and John Hubley’s beautifully crafted and humanistic narrative shorts. Erik Patrick, an award-winning animator and Associate Professor of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University, shares his insights into these bold, inventive works.

This program is part of the film series “Designers in Film: The Cinematic World of the Goldsholls,” presented in conjunction with The Block Museum of Art’s exhibition Up Is Down, featuring screenings of films produced by Chicago-based designer-filmmakers Morton and Millie Goldsholl and their collaborators, influencers, and contemporaries. Presenting classic and rarely-seen shorts across a wide spectrum of animated, experimental, and commercial film, “Designers in Film” illuminates the Goldsholls’ place within the innovative atmosphere of 20th-century cinematic exploration.

This event is free and open to all. This venue is wheelchair accessible.