Mad God

Phil Tippett · 2021 · USA
83min · DCP
Playing Jun 17 through Jun 23

MAD GOD is a fully practical stop-motion film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs. In 1987, legendary visual effects and stop-motion craftsman Phil Tippett embarked upon an ambitious personal project, fabricating and animating a darkly surreal world in which the creatures and nightmares of his imagination could roam free. Phil produced dozens of environments and hundreds of puppets for the project, filling notebook after notebook with thousands of detailed sketches and storyboards. Decades after the success of Tippett Studio forced production into stasis, a group of animators at Tippett Studio came upon boxes of shelved props and puppets. After viewing the original footage, they convinced Phil to resurrect the project. The small group began volunteering their weekends to MAD GOD, and before long it had snowballed into a crew of more than 60 artists, funded by a wildly successful KickStarter campaign.

Showtimes

Friday, Jun 17: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jun 18: 4:00 pm
Sunday, Jun 19: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Monday, Jun 20: 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Jun 21: 7:30 pm
Thursday, Jun 23: 7:30 pm