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Visualizing Art History: Experimental Animation and Its Mentor, Jules Engel

Visualizing Art History: Experimental Animation and Its Mentor, Jules Engel
"It is not what I give to a student that is most important, it is what I don't take away." ---- Jules Engel (1909-2003)

Visualizing Art History: Experimental Animation and It?s Mentor, Jules Engel is a documentary feature film by Janeann Dill that tells the story of the power of higher education to change the face of art history, one student at a time. Jules Engel taught over three generations of students at Cal Arts as the Founding Director of the Animation Program. Teachers influence and leave legacies ? for Engel, the professional lineage that grew out of his teachings and powerful influences has had a positive power to transform the animation industry, experimental animation and its creative practice, and arts education.


"Jules opened up my eyes about the endless possibilities of animation, and for that I will forever be grateful to him. This documentary must be completed so that the rest of the world can have a chance to be as profoundly affected as each of his students was. This is a true film 'of consequence,' using his own indelible phrase." -----Mark Osborne, Two-time Academy Award? Nominee ?KungFu Panda? (Co-Director) and ?More? (Producer-Director-Writer)

?This is such a fantastic and deserving tribute to Jules, and you?re just the one to do it, Janeann! A long overdue project by one great filmmaker about another.?

------Jon Stout, Co-Founder and General Manager, Free Speech TV Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Program Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award, Association of Education


?It is very emotional for me to see Jules on film, because it transports me back to my beginnings as an animation filmmaker, at Cal Arts. Jules made me realize that animation filmmaking was the ultimate art form, the synthesis of all the arts. He also was such a generous teacher, encouraging experimentation, and self-expression. Bravo to Janeann for capturing him on film, so that Jules can be brought to a wider audience.?

----Joyce Borenstein, Academy Award? Nominee ?My Father?s Colors? (Director-Animator-Writer) National Film Board of Canada
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