TONIGHT ! MAURICE SENDAK Tribute Show @ CINEFAMILY - FREE!
Ever so rarely we are graced with a voice of uncompromising imagination.
Those purveyors of whimsy who draw no lines of demarcation between
child and adult – who simply create, leaving behind enduring works that
are equally enjoyed by children and adults alike. On May 8th we lost one
of these rare, loud voices with the passing of Maurice Sendak, a shared
hero of the Cinefamily and a man whose work “brought a new dimension to
the American children’s book and…helped to change how people visualize
childhood” (The New York Times). Whether by way of au naturelle
turned dough-dressed darling Mickey’s adventures in the phantasmagoric
night kitchen, neighborhood vamp Rosie’s brownstone stoop stage
theatrics, the baby thieving goblins of Outside, Over There (which provided inspiration for Jim Henson’s Labyrinth), or the 10 sentence-short-but-lifetime-loved rumpus of hairy monsters and one wannabe feral child that is Where The Wild Things Are,
Sendak’s wholly singular creations have left indelible marks on all of
Tonight Cinefamily will celebrate his life and legacy through clips, vintage
animated adaptations, the Spike Jonze produced live-action/puppet short Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life
(featuring the voice talents of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker), and
the compelling, intimate Lance Bangs and Jonze helmed documentary Tell Them Anything You Want. Come over to the Cinefamily– and let the wild rumpus start!