Animation Shorts: Bruce Petty Ages 12+

12.00PM Sat 4 Dec 2021 (56mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

The formidable talent of influential Australian satirist and cartoonist Bruce Petty is showcased in two of his works: Leisure 1976 and Karl Marx 1979. Leisure won an Academy Award in 1976 and rails against the diminishing role of leisure time in our industrial age. Karl Marx utilises Petty’s signature humour and delves into Marx’s personality and theories that lead to workers fighting for their rights – a movement that inspired Petty’s activist heart.

Leisure 1976 dir. Bruce Petty (14 mins)

"Animated film, devised by Bruce Petty, on the growth of leisure in our industrialized society." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Karl Marx 1979 dir. Bruce Petty (42 mins)

"A caricature using Petty's animation and live action re-enactments. It explains something of the personality of the political philosopher Karl Marx and outlines his theories in the context of the industrial revolution." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

CREDITS

Leisure 1976

16MM, HAND-DRAWN AND CUT PAPER ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 14 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: BRUCE PETTY / ANIMATORS: JOHN BURGE, DAVID DENNEEN, PETER LUSCHWITZ / MUSIC: MICHAEL CARLOS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Karl Marx 1979

16MM, HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION, COLOUR, MONO, 42 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: BRUCE PETTY / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM