Sandow Birk

Creative Minds: Sandow Birk – Private Screening of Dante’s Inferno.Saturday, July 17, 2010, 12 pm

Camera 12 Cinemas

SJMA members’ pre-sale: begins Monday, May 17.

Join artist Sandow Birk for a private screening of Dante’s Inferno. This feature-length animated movie features puppets—all handmade by Birk—created in the tradition of “Toy Theatre,” a European style of puppetry from the 1700s that uses paper puppets just slightly larger than six inches tall. The film follows Dante on a tour of modern-day Hell. Birk’s images depict Dante as a contemporary Southern Californian who is lost in the midst of his life. “It was right around the time of day,” Dante says, “when clocks are punched and beers are opened but there I was heading towards a darkness that was beyond what I could ever imagine.”

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the artist.

Members pre-sale begins Monday, May 17. General sale begins Saturday, May 22.
The private screening is $6 for SJMA Members and $10 for non-members. Click here to purchase your tickets!

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