Marv started his career with a big bang. His very first short was Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969), one of the most famous shorts of the period. Since then he has been awarded the Grand Prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival for Gary Larson’s Tales from the Far Side, created the not-so-innocent Pink Komkommer that created a small riot after it was shown at the LA Animation Celebration in 1991, has produced shorts for the National Film Board of Canada, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, MTV, Locomotion and other highly respectable clients, and he has led other innocent animators astray by producing Danny Antonucci’s outrageous Lupo the Butcher (1986) and J. Falconer’s Dog Brain (1988). Marv lives in Vancouver where as the founder of International Rocketship Limited he has created an impressive body of unique works. His Black Hula (1988) is a cynical subversive look at colonial domination of native people. Anijam (1984) is a collaborative project featuring 22 independent animators celebrating artistic freedom. Each created a bizarre, delightful, lighthearted segment for this work of art. And now, this one-of-a-kind genius is coming to SF for one-night-only show.
Marv hasn’t told us what works he is bringing, but he’ll take advantage of the Exploratorium’s film projector in the booth so expect a great evening of 16mm films projected along with more recent works on DVD. He has a large body of fascinating works to draw from including Sing Beast Sing (1980), Hooray for Sandbox Land (1985), Fuv (1999), Beijing Flipbook (2003), Tete a Tete a Tete (2005, NFB), CMYK (2010, NFB) and Postalolio (2008). Bring friends and have a great time discovering Marv’s wonderful work.
Friday, May 6, 7:30 PM, FREE! At the Exploratorium’s McBean Theatre