The (not so) ordinary life of paper people. The protagonists, taken from old comic books, are ambassadors for the American imaginarium of the 1950s. The director uses cut-out figures to tell stories in various conventions: from melodrama to noir, from realism to magical realism.
Lewis Klahr has been making films since 1977. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic experimental films and cutout animations, collages of mid-twentieth-century advertisements, comic books, and other ephemera of American commerce and popular culture, which have been screened extensively in the United States and Europe (Altair, Lulu and Pony Glass and The Pharaoh’s Belt). New York’s Museum of Modern Art has purchased Klahr’s films for their permanent collection, and curated three one-person shows with him since 1989. Commercially he has created special effects and animation for television.
1995 Altair (anim., short)
1996 Lulu (anim., short)
1998 Pony Glass (anim., short)
2011 Kanciarz / The Pettifogger (anim.)
2015 Sixty Six (anim.)
2020 Circumstantial Pleasures (anim.)
2022 The Blue Rose of Forgetfulness (anim.)