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Sun, 30 Nov 2003 20:24:38 EST
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Dear Friends,
If you live in the New York area or are planning to visit this week, we hope 
you can attend the Thursday evening tribute at MoMA's Gramercy Theater (thanks 
to Larry Kardish) honoring the work of National Film Board animator Grant 
Munro. Our DVD release to coincide with this event was a three-year project with 
the National Film Board of Canada. Two unfinished Grant Munro and Norman 
McLaren collaborations, "On the Farm" and "Six and Seven-Eighths" have been edited 
and will be shown in their most complete form to date.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video

An Evening with Grant Munro
December 4th at 6:00pm
At the Museum of Modern Art's Gramercy Theater

To celebrate his eightieth birthday and the December release of our DVD, 
"Cut-Up: The Films of Grant Munro," Milestone and the Museum of Modern Art will 
have an evening with the longtime National Film Board animator. 

"A long-overdue tribute to one of animation’s unsung heroes" –Leonard Maltin

"A joyful rediscovery! This collection reveals Munro to be an animator, 
actor, mime, dancer, and film director of enormous charm, wit and creativity." – 
John Canemaker, animator and film historian

Cut-Up: The Films of Grant Munro. Canada. 1945–1983.109 minutes. Color/Black &
To encounter the work of Grant Munro is to discover an artist of inimitable 
talent and charm. Whether as animator, documentarian, actor, dancer, editor, 
cinematographer, or general provocateur, his talent, humor, passion, and all-out 
goofiness have graced the world of cinema for more than fifty years. He is a 
combination of Joan Miró, Buster Keaton, Chuck Jones, Gene Kelly and Felix the 
Cat. There is no one like Grant Munro.

Munro collaborated with legendary animator Norman McLaren on some of his 
best-known work. As star, set designer, makeup artist and editor, Munro assisted 
McLaren on the amazing pixilated masterpiece Neighbours, a viciously funny Cold 
War parable on arms escalation, which won the best short film Oscar® in 1953. 
Also showing are the animated classics Three Blind Mice, Neighbours, Two 
Bagatelles, Christmas Cracker, Canon, Toys and The Animal Movie. Munro’s hilarious 
work in live-action films will screen, including The Ballot-o-Maniac and 
Ashes of Doom. Lastly, a very special treat for animation fans are two films that 
Munro and McLaren shot but never completed, Six and Seven Eighths and On the 
Farm. Recently rediscovered and edited by the National Film Board of Canada, 
they make their world premieres here.

MoMA Film at The Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23 Street (at Lexington Avenue)
New York, New York
Box office: (212) 777-4900
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The screening is on December 4th at 6:00pm.

Grant will also be appearing on WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, December 3rd 
at 1:20pm

For More Information,
Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
Phone: (800) 603-1104 or (201) 767-3117
Fax: (201) 767-3035
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