Priit Pärn Set For Rare U.S. Appearance For Retrospective at NYC’s Spectacle Theater

Curated by Steve Cossman

Presented by MONO NO AWARE, Joonis Films, and the Estonian Consulate

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH – 7:30PM (PROGRAM I)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH – 10PM (PROGRAM II)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH – 7:30PM (PROGRAM III)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH – 10PM (PROGRAM IV)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH – 7:30PM (PROGRAM V)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH – 10PM (PROGRAM VI)

Please join us at the Spectacle Theater for a very special program of films by Estonian artist and animator Priit Pärn, who will be appearing IN PERSON!  This six-part series will present a selection of animation focusing on his post-soviet era work beginning with the infamous Hotel E (1992) up until and including his most recent film, Divers in the Rain (2010).

Priit began his career as a plant ecologist and turned to a life of animation in the mid-seventies.  His films have received numerous festival prizes around the world and have inspired generations of animators.  He is one of the most influential animators ever.

If you love dark humor and the absurd, you’ll enjoy every minute. Priit Pärn delivers cultural criticism and questions our ideas of social utopia with razor sharp wit.

As an added bonus, Priit will be at all the screenings! This is Priit’s first visit to New York since the 1980s. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Also, be sure to check out THE NEW PÄRNGRAPHERS! A series of contemporary animated short films inspired by the legendary Estonian artist playing throughout the entire month before our regular programming!