AN EVENING WITH PHIL TIPPETT
Screening and Discussion
SATURDAY, MAY 4TH – 8PM & 10PM
Second screening just added at 10PM! ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Over the course of the last 3 short years, Spectacle has played host to a great number of extremely exciting, important, and often rare events that leave keep everyone high-fiving and sometimes shaking their heads in utter disbelief. On May 4th of this year we welcome a man who has undoubtedly shaped the vision of animation, special effects, and filmmaking itself for cinephiles the world over. Phil Tippett will grace our humble theater for a night of shorts, stories, and presentations from his career.
As a young boy Tippett was taken with the effects work of Ray Harryhausen and THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD and over the course of the next 4 decades turned that passion into a jaw-dropping resume. Pioneering stop-motion/go-motion effects techniques on films like the original STAR WARS trilogy, ROBOCOP, DRAGONHEART, JURASSIC PARK, STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE HAUNTING, and more. While earning enough Academy Awards to stock a bandoleer, Tippett also found time to helm his own studio and to take a seat in the directors chair for STARSHIP TROOPERS 2 and countless short films. This barely scratches the surface of the illustrious career of this legendary wizard. Currently, Tippett resides in California and is working on a project called MAD GOD. He’ll be presenting some of that along with a personal history of stop motion animation.