New York, New York–The Museum of Arts and Design at 2 Columbus Circle will host the premiere of the new documentary, "Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood" on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 PM with special guests, filmmakers Peggy Stern and John Canemaker in attendance. The program will also include a special selection of Jones' Warner Bros. short films.
Peggy Stern and John Canemaker will appear at the Museum of Arts and Design in a program dedicated to the early life and work of legendary animation director Chuck Jones. The filmmakers, who each earned Academy Awards for the 2004 animated short The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, will discuss their latest work, Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, directed by Stern, with animated segments directed by Canemaker. The documentary captures one of Jones' last filmed interviews a few years before his death in 2002. In never-before-seen footage, he speaks candidly about his family's experiences in 1920s Los Angeles, recalling events and personalities from his early life that shaped his creative spirit. Blending new animation–based on Jones' spontaneous drawings made during the interview–with vintage family photographs and clips from his classic Warner Bros. cartoons, Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood reveals Chuck Jones in a new light.
Accompanying the screening and discussion will be a selection of Warner Bros. cartoon shorts directed by Jones, courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood was made under the fiscal sponsorship of Women Make Movies.
Tickets are available at the Museum, $15.00 general and $13.00 for Museum Members and students. They can be purchased online at the museum's website (www.madmuseum.org) or by clicking here.