May 22nd 2015

Together with Block Cinema, Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory & Practice will host Chicago-based animator, performance artist, and experimental filmmaker Chris Sullivan for a screening and discussion of his film Consuming Spirits (2012). A handmade independent feature animation shot frame-by-frame on 16mm using paper cut outs, models, and tracing paper cell animation, the film chronicles the lives of three characters that live in a rust belt town called Magguson and work at its local newspaper The Daily Suggester. Though the characters first appear to be acquaintances, as the film unfolds, we find they have a long diabolical history, revolving around social service intervention, foster care, romance, and hatred.

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