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The Short Films of the Brothers Quay, 1984-2000

Two of the world’s most original filmmakers, identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay have been making their unique blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation for nearly 30 years and have spawned an enormous cult following. The tiny sets of these masters of miniaturization create an unforgettable world, suggestive of a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams, and display a passion for detail, command of color and texture, and an uncanny use of focus and camera movement that make their films instantly recognizable. The program includes The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer (1984, 14 mins.), Street of Crocodiles (1986, 21 mins.), The Comb (1990, 18 mins.), and In Absentia (2000, 20 mins.), along with Christopher Nolan’s Quay (2015, 8 mins.), which explores their haunting work.

Genres: Stop-Motion Animation