CANEMAKER FILM TO PREMIERE AT MoMA

THE MOON AND THE SON, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, will have its world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53rd Street, New York City) on Wednesday January 5, 2005 at 7:30pm. (Repeat screening on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 2:30pm)Featuring the voices of actors Eli Wallach and John Turturro, THE MOON AND THE SON explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through Canemaker’s own turbulent relationship with his father. The film employs a variety of animation techniques — literally drawing understanding from its dark subject matter.Canemaker creates an imaginary conversation with his deceased father, using memory, fact, conjecture, trial transcripts, audio recordings, home movies, photos, snapshots, and original animation to tell the story of his father’s life and his own. For more information, visit: www.johncanemaker.com

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