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Donna Rosebud at Chicago Filmmakers

May 20, 2023 at 7pm

Chicago Filmmakers and Chicago Film Archives join forces in the presentation of Donna Rosebud, a feature-length live action film made by animator JP Somersaulter in 1986.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7pm
WHERE: Chicago Filmmakers, 1326 W Hollywood Ave, Chicago, IL
ADMISSION: Suggested donation of $10 in person or online
“You have just entered the world of Donna Rosebud. Here, there is no such thing as death. You can change your age as often as you change your clothes. Donna is the mayor, a doctor, an athlete, a musician, a chemist, a lawyer, a philosopher, and a mother of seven. She has a lover named Alonzo…seven men in one. Donna’s world is ideal, but she’s been having bad dreams — and we’re in them.”
Along with his partners Lillian and Michael Moats, JP created a bundle of highly imaginative, award-winning animation films geared towards children and adults alike. Donna Rosebud took creative shape during the early 1980s when JP was on his own and it premiered at the Music Box Theatre in 1987.  JP, Lillian, and Michael will all be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A from Chicago Reader film critic Kat Sachs.
Directed by JP Somersaulter
USA, 1986, 80m


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