Opening Gala: Persistence of Vision (15*)

6.30pm / ScreenTalk with director Kevin Schreck

25 October 2013
Cinema 1

Standard - £11.50 online /
£12.50 on the door

Barbican Members - £9.50 online /
£10.50 on the door

Concessions - £9.50 online /
£10.50 on the door

Under 18s - £6

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Help us celebrate LIAF’s 10th birthday in style with a great collection of films from right across the LIAF13 line-up. Featuring new films in competition, classics from the special programmes, a first chance to meet the guests and a glimpse at the new British crop.

Plus a very special screening of the amazing feature film about the greatest animated film never made...

Persistence of Vision (15)
Striving to make the greatest animated film of all time, visionary animator Richard Williams (Academy Award-winning animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit) toiled for more than a quarter of a century on his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler – only to have it torn from his hands.

Kevin Schreck has woven together mind blowing animation, rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary, forgotten chapter of cinema history to the screen for the very first time.

A tale of creative genius gone horribly awry, Persistence of Vision is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.

US 2012 Dir Kevin Schreck 83 min

After the screening LIAF director Nag Vladermersky will be joined onstage by charismatic animator Michael Schlingmann who spent many years working with Richard Williams on this unrealised project, and Perspective of Vision director Kevin Schreck.

PERSISTENCE OF VISION - Trailer from Kevin Schreck on Vimeo.

This event is part of:
London International Animation Festival 2013

* Local classification

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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