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Dec 1, 2016 7:00 PM


Screening of 20 min excerpt + Q&A with director Genevieve Anderson.






Filmmmaker Genevieve Anderson will show a preview of her in progress animated narrative feature film. With puppets, animation and Paul Giamatti's voice, Anderson creates a visually stunning dramatic film adapted from the beloved Czech novella.

This award winning artist and short film director of Boxed, Sunlight, and Ola’s Box of Clovers will bring to life Czech author Bohumil Hrabal’s beloved novella Too Loud A Solitude (Příliš hlučná samota ,1976), marking her feature film debut and the first of Hrabal’s works to be adapted by an American director.

With a script by Alex MacInnis (This American Life, “Down to the Bone”), and visual effects supervised by Evan Jacobs (“Captain America”, “Ant Man”, “Avengers”, “Alice in Wonderland”). “Too Loud a Solitude” will utilize live action puppets, animation, stock photographs and footage to tell the story of a waste paper compactor within a police state who has acquired an education so unwitting he often can’t tell which are his thoughts and which come from his books.

"The project was inspired by reading the book several years ago and realizing that it was excellent material for a puppet/animation film, given that it takes place largely in the memories, dreams, and visions of the book’s protagonist, Hanta. We have been working on this project for over 12 years with a committed team of film professionals who all share the same love of the book and its singular account of human resilience and the indestructibility of beautiful ideas.”  Genevieve Anderson


Director Bio:

Genevieve Anderson is an artist, filmmaker, and producer who has been working with puppets for almost 20 years.  Her films have played at over a hundred festivals worldwide and have garnered awards in Berlin, Chicago Int’l, Seattle, Palm Springs, among others, and have been broadcast on IFC (US) and ARTE (France, Germany).  She is a Rockefeller Media Arts Grant recipient and an Annenberg Fellow (USC).  She was producer for acclaimed video artist Bill Viola from 2007-2014 and has produced projects for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, the Saint Paul Cathedral, London and the Tate, New Doha International Airport, Qatar among numerous others.  Too Loud A Solitude is her first feature film with puppets, the development of which was generously funded by Heather Henson and Handmade Puppet Dreams and the Jane Henson Foundation.



Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Dec 1, 2016 7:00 PM


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