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For over three decades, Suzan Pitt has been an internationally renowned creator of beautiful, strange and fiercely original animation. Collected here for the first time are three of Pitt's pioneering and unforgettable masterworks. Also included is a new documentary, Suzan Pitt: Persistence of Vision, which explores Pitt's inspirations, animation techniques, and more.
This candy colored, sexually charged nightmare rocked audiences upon its release and catapulted Pitt to the front ranks of indie animation. (1979)
"One of the most lavish and wondrous animated shorts ever made . . . an overwhelming visual experience." - Oscar-winning Animator John Canemaker
A "vivid, intriguing, and bizarre" (The New York Times) masterpiece, Joy Street captures a woman's journey from suicidal despair to personal renewal, with the help of an unlikely spirit guide. (1995)
Inspired by the art of Mexico, El Doctor follows a melancholic physician in a Mexican hospital who prefers drinking to doctoring. Transformed by the visit of a psychedelic saint, he begins to perform miracles on an odd assortment of hospital patients. (2006)
"Delightful, visual ecstasy!" - LA Weekly
Suzan Pitt is a multi-faceted artist whose paintings and animated films have won numerous prizes worldwide. Her film Asparagus played with David Lynch's Eraserhead for two years on the Midnight Movie circuit, while Joy Street premiered at the New York Film Festival.