An anniversary tribute to the influential political puppet theater with films, performances and Q&A
Bread and Puppet Theater at 50Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY) Map it $10
This special event will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bread and Puppet Theater, the highly influential political puppet theater founded in the Lower East Side of NYC in 1963. In the late 60s Bread and Puppet was based out of the same Second Avenue Courthouse building that is today Anthology Film Archives’ home, so it’s only appropriate that we host this anniversary tribute. The event will feature a film program, a Q&A with Bread and Puppet founder and director Peter Schumann, live performances from the theater company, and more.
The film program will include experimental films featuring the company, along with the premiere of a number of recently unearthed archival films from the early days of Bread and Puppet in NYC and beyond. Proceeds from this event will support the ongoing, much-needed preservation work of the archives at Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont.
Curated by Adam Schutzman.
Films to be screened include:
Deedee Halleck & George Griffin MEADOWS GREEN 1975, 23 min, 16mm-to-video
Lowell Naeve THE GREAT INVENTOR 1962, 8 min, 16mm-to-video
Jules Rabin CHICKEN LITTLE 1966, 16 min, 16mm-to-video
And many more never-before-seen historic films from the archives of Bread and Puppet Theater, with guest commentary from founder and director Peter Schumann.