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Limited edition printing of a commemorative program for two film exhibitions in NY: PRIIT PÄRN (in-person) & THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS

JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF A SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT! 

MANY PEOPLE ARE PURCHASING MULTIPLE ADVANCED SEATS UNDER A SINGLE PLEDGE AND MULTIPLE ITEMS.  I HAD TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AMOUNT TOTALS -  PLEASE LET ME REMIND YOU THAT 20 SEATS ARE AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE AND 7 ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.  THIS LIST WAS LAST UPDATED TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH @ 7:38 PM.

THURS PROGRAM I - ZERO ADVANCED SEATS AVAILABLE OF 20

THURS PROGRAM II - ZERO ADVANCED SEATS AVAILABLE OF 20

FRI PROGRAM III - 2 ADVANCED SEATS STILL AVAILABLE OF 20

FRI PROGRAM IV - ONLY 1 ADVANCED SEAT AVAILABLE OF 20

SAT PROGRAM V - ZERO ADVANCED SEATS STILL AVAILABLE OF 20

SAT PROGRAM VI - 8 ADVANCED SEATS STILL AVAILABLE OF 20

PRIIT PÄRN POSTERS  ONLY 5 of 20 REMAINING! 

NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS POSTERS ONLY 12 of 20 REMAINING! 

Frank and Wendy (2003-2005) Priit Pärn
Frank and Wendy (2003-2005) Priit Pärn

 I've made arrangements for Priit Pärn, one of the most influential animators of all time, to fly to Brooklyn in order to attend a specially curated screening program of his work September 27th, 28th, and 29th 2012.  This Estonian plant ecologist-turned-artist/animator has not been to NYC since 1989; this is a rare opportunity to meet him in-person and to see his films on the 'big screen'.  The six-part screening program simply titled PRIIT PÄRN includes a selection of his post-soviet era films: HOTEL E (1992), 1895 (1995), NIGHT OF THE CARROTS (1998), KARL AND MARILYN (2003), FRANK AND WENDY (2003-2005), LIFE WITHOUT GABRIELLA FERRI (2008), & DIVERS IN THE RAIN (2010).  Priit's trademark style employs dark humor, embraces the absurd, and exploits national stereotypes.  He delivers cultural criticism and questions our ideas of a social utopia with the sharpest of wit.  Not a single minute will disappoint.  Attending one of the six screening engagements (right) will also offer you the special opportunity to contribute to the content of the printed program, the goal of this Kickstarter (see below).

Beginning September 1st 2012, a complimentary/supporting program entitled THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS will present contemporary animated shorts by over a dozen artists from around the world whose work has been inspired by Priit Pärn.  Some of the participating animators include: Koji Yamamura (Japan), Igor Kovalyov (Russia/USA), Erik Alunrum & Mihkel Reha (Estonia), Dylan Hayes (USA) Ami Lindholm (Finland), Joni Manisto (Finland), Christy Karacas (USA), Anna Virtanen (Finland), Gretta Johnson (USA) Elli Vuorinen (Finland), Kaspar Jancis (Estonia), Ülo Pikkov (Estonia) and more.  One animated short will screen before a feature film each evening over the course of the 26 day period leading up to Priit's visit on the 27th.

THE GOAL : A LIMITED EDITION PRINTING IN YOUR HANDS!

Exhibition catalog cover design and layout images.
Exhibition catalog cover design and layout images.

The goal is to create a printed program that will act as an exhibition catalog for the entire month of animation screenings.  The publication will commemorate Priit's visit to NYC while helping to illustrate his influence on contemporary animation by drawing connections between the screening program PRIIT PÄRN (in person) and the supporting program THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS.  Included: a short story told by the curator, a special introduction by the Estonian Consulate, full-color film stills and descriptions of Priit Pärn's films, full-page reproductions of both poster designs / fliers, full-color film stills from the supporting animated shorts with quotes by some of the participating animators about Priit's influence, highlights from the Q&A sessions conducted at the screenings here in New York, AND the potential for your input (keep reading).  

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY PRINTING, NO SECOND EDITIONS.

PRIIT PÄRN Introduction to Program I  (content to follow screenings)
PRIIT PÄRN Introduction to Program I (content to follow screenings)

 The goal is set at the minimum needed to create this program.  This is a fundraising effort for the project's sake, not profit.  Any funding beyond the goal will go towards improving the design elements, print quality (nicer paper stock, embossed cover, special binding, etc) and collecting additional content for the program itself.  All funding will be spent on improving the quality of the rewards-- your rewards.

1895 (1995) Priit Pärn
1895 (1995) Priit Pärn

THE REWARDS : GET INVOLVED

Many of these incentives are participatory so that you can be a part of this historic event-- so get excited !

 + ADVANCED TICKETS TO ONE OF SIX SCREENING PROGRAMS - These tickets are VERY limited and these screening dates will sell out.  

With one of these tickets you not only secure yourself a seat for the screening, you will also have the opportunity to meet Priit Pärn, and your questions could end up in the printed program!  The screenings will be held at the intimate 30-seat screening venue, Spectacle Theater. 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY. See dates and times on the right column. Only 7 seats will be available at the door each night. 

 + A COPY OF THE PRINTED PROGRAM - 40+ paged full-color publication will act as an exhibition catalog for both screening programs: PRIIT PARN (in person) and THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS. It will include: 

  •  Film stills and curators notes on HOTEL E, 1895, NIGHT OF THE CARROTS, KARL AND MARILYN, FRANK AND WENDY, LIFE WITHOUT GABRIELLA FERRI, and DIVERS IN THE RAIN.
  •  Film stills and curator's notes on the 15 shorts by animators from around the world (confirmed films to be announced over the course of this Kickstarter)
  • A short story about how I was first introduced to Priit's work.
  • Full-page poster reproductions for both poster designs.
  • A special forward by a member of the Estonian Consulate
  • Photographs and excerpts from the Q & A sessions
  • Content submitted by artists, animators and you. 

 This special program will not be printed again and is only available here, through this Kickstarter.

Close-up of "THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS" (pages 24 & 25)
Close-up of "THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS" (pages 24 & 25)

 + CONTRIBUTE A FEW WORDS OF YOUR OWN - The supporting program, THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS, aims to demonstrate Priit's influence on contemporary animators, but the screening program itself is limited to the 25 days leading up to Priit's visit. The films shown are a curated sample of the larger impact of his work.  Has Priit inspired you, or influenced your films? Would you like to say something about one of his pieces in particular?   Write a note and we'll include it in a special section of the printed program.  The more comments the better, as it further emphasizes the concept of the screening program. "100 words or less" + Your Name + Your Country (no web addresses, thanks)   ::))  

 + HAND SILK-SCREENED POSTERS - Created by the Brooklyn-based graphic designer Aaron Vinton.  These HUGE 24" X 18" posters are incredibly beautiful.  Perfect to stick on your studio wall, to frame for your office or secure yours now to stash as a birthday/off-to-film-school/holiday gift that will be cherished forever.

Poster designs PRIIT PÄRN (LEFT) & THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS (RIGHT)
Poster designs PRIIT PÄRN (LEFT) & THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS (RIGHT)

+ Opportunities for INDIVIDUALS to have YOUR NAME in the colophon or for BOOK STORES/UNIVERSITIES/ANIMATION STUDIOS to have your LOGO listed as a supporter of this project are on the table. Don't miss out! 

SUPPORTING GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS:

JOONIS FILM (Estonian Animation Studio) http://www.joonisfilm.ee

ÄÄRON VINTON (Graphic Designer / Poster Artist) http://aaronvinton.com/

ESTONIAN CONSULATE http://www.nyc.estemb.org/

MONO NO AWARE (Co-Sponsor) http://mononoawarefilm.com/

SPECTACLE THEATER (Host Venue) http://spectacletheater.com/blog

STEVE COSSMAN (Visual Artist/Animator/Curator - See "bio" link)

AND YOU  (Thanks!)

<<Music provided by DJ Cozy Sakk (Japan)>> << Images courtesy of the respective artists, animators, and their studios >>

FAQ

  • Good question! Many of you have pledged for tickets but also want an exhibition catalog OR pledged for a single ticket and wish to attend two screenings. Here is how thats done:

    Select to pledge for the catalog and increase the pledge by $5 for a screening ticket. Then after your total pledge send a message saying which date you would like a ticket for and I'll mark you down for a reserved seat.

    Likewise, If you'd like to attend more than one screening, simply add $5 for each screening you'd like to reserve seats for and send a message post-pledge.

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    SCREENING PROGRAM I THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27th 7:30 PM SCREENING SINGLE TICKET to see "HOTEL E" (1992) and "DIVERS IN THE RAIN" (2010) - Entry to the screening, then Q & A with the artist.

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    SCREENING PROGRAM II THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27th 10 PM SCREENING SINGLE TICKET to see "1895" (1995) and "KARL AND MARILYN" (2003) - Entry to the screening, then Q & A with the artist.

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    SCREENING PROGRAM III FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th 7:30 PM SCREENING SINGLE TICKET to see "FRANK AND WENDY" (2005) Entry to the screening, then Q & A with the artist.

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    SCREENING PROGRAM VI SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 10 PM SCREENING SINGLE TICKET to see "FRANK AND WENDY" (2005) Entry to the screening, then Q & A with the artist.

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    SCREENING PROGRAM V SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 8 PM SCREENING SINGLE TICKET to see "KARL AND MARILYN" (2003) and "LIFE WITHOUT GABRIELLA FERRI" (2008) Entry to the screening, then Q & A with the artist

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    SCREENING PROGRAM IV FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th 10 PM SCREENING SINGLE TICKET to see "NIGHT OF THE CARROTS" (1998) and "DIVERS IN THE RAIN" (2010) Entry to the screening, then Q & A with the artist.

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    YOUR WORDS PUBLISHED IN THE PROGRAM ! Has Priit inspired you or influenced your work? Has a specific film made an impact on your thinking/creative process? Write a note and we'll include it in a special section of the printed program! "100 words or less" + Your Name + Your Country (no web addresses, thanks) ::))

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINTED PROGRAM A printed copy of the 40+ page program commemorating Priit Parn's visit to NYC including: highlights from his 3-day screening program, notes from the 25-day supporting program of international contemporary animation inspired by his work, loaded with film stills and quotes by animators from around the world and so much more. Postage Paid anywhere in the domestic USA. (international supporters please add $5 for overseas shipping)

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINTED PROGRAM WITH YOUR COMMENTS INSIDE! A printed copy of the 40+ page program commemorating Priit Parn's visit to NYC including: highlights from his 3-day screening program, notes from the 25-day supporting program of international contemporary animation inspired by his work, loaded with film stills, quotes by animators from around the world and YOUR WORDS PUBLISHED IN THE PROGRAM ! Has Priit inspired you or influenced your work? Has a specific film made an impact on your thinking/creative process? Write a note and we'll include it in a special section of the printed program! "100 words or less" + Your Name + Your Country <no web addresses, thanks> (international supporters please add $5 for overseas shipping)

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    PRIIT PÄRN 24" X 18" HAND SILK-SCREENED POSTER Very limited edition silk-screened poster for the program screening September 27th, 28th, 29th 2012. Beautifully designed by Aaron Vinton. Includes shipping tube and postage to anywhere in the world.

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    THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS 24" X 18" HAND SILK-SCREENED POSTER Very limited edition silk-screened poster for the program screening September 1st-26th 2012 exhibiting the work of animators from around the world. Their names each listed on the poster. Beautifully designed by Aaron Vinton. Includes shipping tube and postage to anywhere in the world.

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    ** FULL SUPPORT PACKAGE ** LIMITED EDITION PRINTED PROGRAM ( YOUR NAME printed inside with a special thanks), PRIIT PÄRN HAND SILK SCREENED POSTER, THE NEW PÄRNOGRAPHERS HAND SILK SCREENED POSTER AND A FREE PASS TO SPECTACLE THEATER.

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    DISTRO PACKAGE 12 COPIES OF THE LIMITED EDITION PRINTED PROGRAM. Created for independent book stores to offer this program to their dedicated patrons, and institutions of learning looking to obtain copies for their students. Postage paid to anywhere in the world.

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    SUPER SUPPORTER PACKAGE : 12 COPIES OF THE LIMITED EDITION PRINTED PROGRAM. Created for independent book stores, their dedicated patrons, and institutions of learning looking to obtain copies for their students. Postage paid to anywhere in the world. + PLUS + YOUR BOOK STORE OR INSTITUTE LOGO will appear as a supporter of the book alongside EESTI JOONIS FILMS, EESTI KUNSTIAKADEEMIA, TURKU AMK, and THE ESTONIAN CONSULATE.

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