November 4, 2007
Got plans this coming weekend? If you're in New York, make sure to swing by the Museum of Modern Art, which is going to be showcasing the work of Michael Sporn from Friday to Monday. Friday and Saturday will feature fourteen of his shorts from 1984 to the present (they'll all have second screenings on Saturday and Sunday); Monday night features a discussion between Sporn, fellow New York independent animator John Canemaker, and MoMA assistant curator Joshua Siegel, plus a screening of Sporn's commercial work and a preview of his current feature. Each program is about 90 minutes.

Friday, November 9, 6:30; Repeated Saturday, November 10, 1:30
Program 1: New York Stories

Mona Mon Amour (2001)
Champagne (1996)
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2005)
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile (1987)
The Little Match Girl (1991)

Saturday, November 10, 3:30; Repeated Sunday, November 11, 2:45
Program 2: Fables

Doctor DeSoto (1984)
Abel's Island (1988)
The Red Shoes (1990)
The Hunting of the Snark (1989)

Saturday, November 10, 5:30; Repeated Sunday, November 11, 4:45
Program 3: A Peaceable Kingdom

Goodnight Moon (1999)
The Marzipan Pig (1990)
The Amazing Bone (1985)
Ira Sleeps Over (1992)
The Story of the Dancing Frog (1989)

Monday, November 12, 7:00
An Evening with Michael Sporn

Previously reviewed on fps: The Films of Michael Sporn, Vols. 1 & 2

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If you can't make it the Sporn event in NY, we'll be doing a retrospective at Ottawa 08.

Chris Robinson

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