May 29, 2008
Richard Williams is one of animation's living legends; if you don't know why, then all you have to do is follow these three steps: (1) Rent Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (2) Watch the opening scene, in which Roger is tormented in an homage to Tex Avery. (3) Put your eyes back in your head when you realize that was probably one of the least remarkable bits of animation Williams has ever directed.

If you're in San Francisco tomorrow, you can better appreciate Williams' brilliance at ASIFA-SF's tribute to the master, a free event in honour of his 75th birthday. His title sequences, commercials and more will be screened, along with the documentary I Drew Roger Rabbit and an eight-minute promo of the soon-to-be-released DVD set of his Animation Masterclass lecture given at Blue Sky Studios.

The screenings will be at the McBean Theater in the Exploratorium Museum tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

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