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events: Richard Williams Documentary at Bloor Theatre, Toronto

persistencePersistence of Vision – the untold story of visionary, Toronto-born animator Richard Williams and the greatest animated film never made – will be having its highly-anticipated return to Toronto at the Hot Docs Bloor Cinema for six showings, January 10-13, 15, & 16.Featuring Q&A’s with Persistence director Kevin Schreck and with The Thief and the Cobbler animators from Toronto, Tara Donovan and Greg Duffell, this event is a must-see for animation, film, and visual arts enthusiasts, as well as movie-goers of all walks of life.


Striving to make the best animated film of all time, visionary and acclaimed Toronto-born animator Richard Williams (three-time Oscar-winning animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit) spent nearly three decades of his life toiling away on his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler – only to have it torn from his hands.Using incredible animation from Williams’ lost epic, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with various artists and animators who worked on the ill-fated magnum opus, filmmaker Kevin Schreck brings this legendary, forgotten chapter of cinema history to the screen for the very first time.Called a “Herculean accomplishment” (indieWIRE), a “suspenseful portrait [and] superb documentary” (The Seattle Times), and a “fascinating slice of film history” (Variety), PERSISTENCE OF VISION is the “gripping” (The Globe and Mail), untold story of the greatest animated film never made.

The Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor Street West @ Bathurst
Toronto, ON

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