16mm Film Screening: Films by the Brothers Quay

Seward Park Library

192 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Tonight’s program will feature three films from the Quay brothers, known for their stop-motion animation and film techniques, influenced by fellow animators as well as writers such as Franz Kafka , Bruno Schulz, and Robert Walser.


Epic of Gilgamesh�"1981. 11 minutes

Swift and savage, this short animated film shows a tricycle-riding monster who traps a strange winged creature in his lair. The camera whips back and forth in slashing, aggressive gestures to stunning effect.


Street of Crocodiles�"1986. 21 minutes.

A decrepit caretaker enters a museum and, by accident or design, lets a drop of saliva fall into the eyepiece of an ancient peep-show kinetoscope.


Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies�"1988.

13 minutes.

This experimental animation takes the viewer on a non-linear, dreamlike trip into the Quays' surreal world of unusual architectural forms, living skulls, psychedelic patterns and robots made of drafting tools and found objects.

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020


Andrew Fairweather

Phone: 212-477-6770
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