EMC brings award-winning documentary to campus

Kevin Schreck

Kevin Schreck

The award-winning documentary Persistence of Vision, which tells the story of animator Richard Williams’ battle to bring a film to the screen, was a March feature at the KUC Theater. Sponsored in part by the Department of Electronic Media Communication, the screening was followed by a question-and-answer session with Persistence of Vision filmmaker Kevin Schreck.

Williams, the Oscar-winning animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,  toiled over his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler, for nearly three decades — only to have it torn from his hands.

Schreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary, forgotten chapter of cinema history to the screen for the first time. A tale of creative genius gone horribly awry, Persistence of Vision is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.

Originally from Minneapolis, Minn., Schreck is a young documentary filmmaker living and working in New York. Persistence of Vision is his first major feature-length film.

This event also is made possible by a grant from the Distinguished Speaker Fund and Student Programming. View a video clip of Persistence of Vision by clicking hereTLE

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