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LIAF 2013 Gala Opening: Persistence of Vision (15) + Kevin Schreck Q&A

October 25, 2013
6:30 pm

Help us celebrate LIAF’s 10th birthday in style with a great collection of films from right across the LIAF13 line-up. 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…

At Barbican book tickets

Persistence of Vision (Kevin Schreck, 2012)

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. 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.

Persistence of Vision, Kevin Schrek, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA tale of creative genius gone horribly awry, Persistence of Vision is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.

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  Persistence of Vision director Kevin Schreck.

USA, 83 mins

PERSISTENCE OF VISION – Trailer from Kevin Schreck on Vimeo.