Sep 28 to Sep 29
Wednesday and Thursday 4:15, 6:30

Marq Evans - 2022 - 96m

Known as the “Father of Claymation,” Will Vinton revolutionized the animation business during the 1980s and 90s, creating such iconic characters as the California Raisins and Domino’s The Noid. But after thirty years of being the unheralded king of clay, Vinton’s carefully sculpted American dream came crumbling down. Structured around interviews with this charismatic pioneer and his close collaborators, along with a treasure trove of clips of their work together, CLAYDREAM charts the rise and fall of the Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning Will Vinton Studios. Documentarian Marq Evans brings to life the battle between art and commerce in this affectionate, insightful portrait of an artist who put so much of himself into his craft.

"Brilliant, Heartbreaking, Lovely, Dire and Riveting!" - Guy Maddin

"Will make most viewers want to run out and rent as much of Vinton's work as they can find, and that's the highest compliment it can get." - Films Gone Wild

“Answers all that you ever wondered about the rise and fall of ‘Claymation’—and its corporate re-birth as Laika Studios.” - Maven's Nest

[Will Vinton] is a figure in animation history worth celebrating.” - CBR

"The story of a pioneer of American animation, and how he was denied his rightful place." - Tilt Magazine

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