28 June 2010
Surrounding the Special Exhibition "Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis"
28 June 2010, 7.30 pm
Old Building, second level, Education Room
free. Admission only with seat ticket available at the cash desk.
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Animated feature documentary, directed by Robert Pulcini
and Shari Springer Berman
(USA 2003, 96 min, OV)
Even as a child, the comic artist Harvey Pekar was eccentric and at odds with his environment. Later too, in his filing job in a hospital, he sees his life as a disaster. The comic hero of the same name is not in much better shape. In the semi-autobiographical film portrait "American Splendor," both have their say: the artist and his comic hero, as well as the artist’s family and friends and their comic figures.
The film combines comic animation with acted scenes and documentary recordings and creates an intense portrait of an artistic personality.