NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, New York, NY Room 006
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The NYU Aging Incubator presents a screening and Q&A with Tisch Professor, John Canemaker, celebrated animator and Academy Award winner, interviewed by Jon Gartenberg, renowned film curator and NYU Tisch Alum. Join us for a look at John’s animated short film, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, and a conversation that explores John’s personal perspective on aging.
Academy Award and Emmy Award-winner (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, 2005) John Canemaker heads the Animation program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award. His films are in MoMA’s collection and distributed by Milestone Film. He has written twelve acclaimed animation history books, numerous articles for major periodicals, and curated exhibitions for Walt Disney Family Museum and Katonah Museum of Art. Canemaker received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from ASIFA-Hollywood, and two residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation.His blog, John Canemaker’s Animated Eye, explores art, animation and performance.
Jon Gartenberg has focused a significant part of his career on furthering the work and legacy of moving image artists. He acquired avant-garde films for the permanent collection at MOMA and programmed experimental films for the Tribeca Film Festival between 2003 and 2014. For the 2007 edition of the TFF, he organized a one-person tribute to John Canemaker. He has also spearheaded a comprehensive project to preserve, distribute, and curate international retrospectives of the films of Warren Sonbert. His company also distributes DVDs of experimental filmmakers to the university market in North America.