The Bruce Bickford Memorial Micro Symposium
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various 2019 Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection
Internationally renowned self-taught animator, filmmaker, and artist Bruce Bickford passed away in April 2019 at age 72. In his honor, filmmaker Isaac Olsen and the Bickford Estate have organized a first of its kind retrospective of the life and work of Bruce Bickford. The program includes a new transfer of Bickford's masterpiece Prometheus Garden (28 min, 1988); two line animations, The Comic That Frenches Your Mind (7 min, 2008) and Atilla (7 min, 2017), and footage from the uncompleted live action film Matchstick Man. Isaac Olsen and guests will present commentary alongside never before seen home movies, interviews, and rare making-of documentation.