With a career spanning nearly five decades, Los Angeles–based animator and illustrator Sally Cruikshank explores the boundaries of animated space with a distinctive, cartoony, and often psychedelic style that’s infused with an outlandish sense of humor. Her best-known film, the highly regarded "Quasi at the Quackadero" (1975), was named to the National Film Registry in 2009.
In addition to her independently produced projects, Cruikshank has also created animations for Sesame Street, television commercials, and for Hollywood films, including sequences in "Twilight Zone: The Movie" (1983) and "Ruthless People" (1986). Her work has screened at museums, festivals, and art houses all over the world. Please visit wexarts.org for the list of works screened at tonight’s program. (program approx. 90 mins., 16 & 35mm)
Prints courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.