CalArts’ REDCAT Hosts Two Animated Events For 2011 Fall Season

Los Angeles, CA – Today Executive Director Mark Murphy unveils REDCAT‘s 2011 Fall Season, featuring a dynamic lineup of living legends and daring new voices in dance, theater, music, film/video, visual and multimedia work. These global and local innovators are encouraging exploration and discovery as well as confronting urgent issues facing our world. Dedicated to keeping its ticket prices low and gallery events free, REDCAT encourages visitors to come often and bring friends. Tickets for REDCAT’s 2011 Fall Season are now on sale and available by phone (213-237-2800) and online at

[Editor’s Note: Press release edited to highlight animated-related events.]

October 10

Animation of the Unconsciousness: CalArts and the Teachings of Jules Engel

Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time and co-presented with Los Angeles Filmforum

An evening of work by Jules Engel (1909—2003), the founder and director of the CalArts Film Graphics Program (later called “Experimental Animation”), who fostered the emergence of a new form of animation–freewheeling, transgressive, and imaginative. Also on the program are works by Kathy Rose, Adam Beckett and other students carrying on Engel’s legacy.

Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

November 1

Suzan Pitt and Jim Trainor: A Conversation in Light and Darkness

Suzan Pitt and Alpert Award-winner Jim Trainor have brought the art of animation to new levels of artistic maturity and depth, and their films entertain haunting correspondences with each other.