Influential Estonian animator Priit Parn will make a rare appearance in the United States next week at a specially curated screening program of his work at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A former plant ecologist, Parn began making films in the 1970s, employing a style that embraces dark humor, the absurd and national stereotypes. His films have received international acclaim and this will be his first visit to the New York City area since 1989.
The six-part screening program is set for Sept. 27-29 and includes: Hotel E (1992), 1895 (1995), Night of the Carrots (1998), Karl and Marilyn (2003), Frank and Wendy (2003-2005), Life Without Gabriella Ferri (2008) and Divers in the Rain (2010).
A complimentary supporting program titled The New Parnographers will present contemporary animated shorts by over a dozen artists from around the world whose work has been inspired by Parn’s work. Some of the participating animators include: Koji Yamamura (Japan), Igor Kovalyov (Russia/USA), Erik Alunrum & Mihkel Reha (Estonia), Dylan Hayes (USA) Ami Lindholm (Finland), Joni Manisto (Finland), Christy Karacas (USA), Anna Virtanen (Finland), Gretta Johnson (USA) Elli Vuorinen (Finland), Kaspar Jancis (Estonia), Ulo Pikkov (Estonia) and more.
Tickets are expected to go fast, so head to the Spectacle’s website for full details on tickets and times.