Professor John Canemaker's, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation will be screening at MoMA.
Saturday, December 14, 6:30 p.m.
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation. 2005. USA. Directed by John Canemaker. 16mm. 28 min.
In this “imagined conversation,” master animator John Canemaker (voiced by John Tuturro) talks with his departed father (voiced by Eli Wallach). Intensely personal, the film combines Canemaker’s animation, family photos, and home movies to create a disarmingly intimate exploration of memory, abuse, and aging between a father and son. A truly one-of-a-kind exercise in autobiographical filmmaking, The Moon and the Son may feel just as cathartic for the viewer as it likely was for Canemaker. Awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2005.