Persistence of Vision


Striving to make the best animated film of all time, visionary and acclaimed animator Richard Williams (three-time Oscar-winning animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit) spent nearly three decades of his life toiling away on his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler — only to have it torn from his hands.

Using incredible animation from Williams’ lost epic, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with various artists and animators who worked on the ill-fated magnum opus, young filmmaker Kevin Schreck brings this legendary, forgotten chapter of cinema history to the screen for the very first time.

Called a “Herculean accomplishment” (indieWIRE), a “suspenseful portrait [and] superb documentary” (The Seattle Times), and a “fascinating slice of film history” (Variety), PERSISTENCE OF VISION is the “gripping” (The Globe and Mail), untold story of the greatest animated film never made.


The Roxie Theatre
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, December 13th, 6:30 PM – Followed by a Skype Q&A with director Kevin Schreck
Friday, December 13th, 8:30 PM
Sunday, December 15th, 2:30 PM
•Sunday, December 15th, 3:45 PM 



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