February 8, 2004

A rare news flash from us that’s all news. We wanted to let you know that, coming up very soon, are two programs of the films of Faith and John Hubley, one in each hemisphere.

On February 19 and 21, Masters of Animation – Faith and John Hubley will be taking place at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne. All the information you need can be found at Inside Film.

For those of you who find yourselves closer to New England than New South Wales, on Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb 22, the Pleasant Street Theater in Northampton, MA will be presenting two noontime matinee shows of Hubley Studio films. The programs are as follows:

Saturday 2/21 (the kid-friendly show):

  • Hello (Faith – 1984) Music: William Russo
  • Moonbird (Faith & John – 1959) Voices: Mark and Ray Hubley – Academy Award winner
  • Urbanissimo (F&J – 1968) Music: Benny Carter.
  • Seers and Clowns (F – 1994) Music: Don Christensen
  • Tender Game (F&J – 1958) "Tenderly" performed by Ella Fitzgerald and the Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Dig (F&J – 1972) Music: Quincy Jones
  • Cockaboody (F&J – 1973) Voices: Emily and Georgia Hubley – Academy
    Award nominee
  • Yes We Can (F – 1988) Music: Don Christensen

Sunday 2/22 (slightly-older-kid-friendly show):

  • Northern Ice, Golden Sun (F – 2002) Music: Don Christensen
  • Zuckerkandl (F&J – 1968) Written and narrated: Robert M. Hutchins
  • Amazonia (F – 1990) Voice and trumpet: Dizzy Gillespie, Music by Don Christensen
  • Date With Dizzy (F&J – 1956) – Dizzy Gillespie is asked to score an animated TV commercial
  • The Hole (F&J- 1962) Voices: Dizzy Gillespie and George Matthews
    – Academy Award winner
  • Our Spirited Earth (Faith – 2000) Music by Don Christensen