For Immediate Release
March 7, 2013
Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton to present screening, workshop at Point Park University this month
Public invited to attend March 15 screening, March 16 master class workshop
PITTSBURGH – Point Park University’s Cinema Department and The Toonseum will present Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton for a screening of his animated short films, as well as a workshop and lecture this month.
These events are open to the general public.
Plympton will screen some of his animated short films at 8 p.m., Friday, March 15, at the Point Park University Center’s GRW Theater, 414 Wood St., downtown. General admission is $5. Point Park students, staff and faculty will be admitted free with valid I.D.
Plympton will hold a workshop at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at the GRW Theater. During the workshop, Plympton will discuss and demonstrate his work. Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 for general student admission and ToonSeum members. The event is free for Point Park students with valid I.D. All workshop attendees will receive a drawing by Plympton.
Plympton has created more than 20 animated short films and five animated features, and was nominated for Academy Awards for his short films, Guard Dog (2004) and Your Face (1987). His illustrations and cartoons have been published in The New York Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone,Vanity Fair, and National Lampoon. His shorts and rock videos have shown regularly on MTV.
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