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Don't miss this presentation of four haunting short films by animators the Quay Brothers, recipients of this year’s Coolidge Award. This screening, part of a month-long showcase of the Quays’ phenomenal work, features:

Nocturna Artificialia: The Quays’ first surving film presents a city at night, which lures one wakeful soul from his room and onto a train.

This Unnameable Little Broom: Originally meant to be an hour-long program for the BBC’s Channel 4 exploring the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, this piece stands as one of the Quays’ most memorable works.

The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer: The Quays pay tribute to the influential Czech animator Svankmajer, exploring his ideas and methods in their own unique style.

The Phantom Museum: Originally commissioned as a video installation for a British Museum exhibition, this piece looks at part of a collection of over 125,000 medical artifacts. Anatomical models, prosthetic limbs, and other items are displayed, sometimes statically, sometimes animated by the Quays.

The Quays will be on hand at the Coolidge for the theatre's award events on May 6 - 7. For details about these events and April's retrospective screenings, visit www.coolidge.org/award.

Added by lonescribe on April 12, 2009

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