Sunday, August 27, 2017

Animated Events: DFT Animation Club - Tyrus

This September, the Detroit Institute of Arts "DFT Animation Club" will be hosting a special screening: Tyrus -- the story of Disney artist Tyrus Wong.

This film will be screened twice over the weekend of September 9th and 10th. Details below are from the DIA's website:

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2:00 PM
(USA. 2015, Directed by Pamela Tom.)

"The DFT Animation Club takes a rare trip behind the scenes for this portrait of Tyrus Wong, a Chinese immigrant to the United States who fought prejudice and persevered to become one of the most culturally relevant artists in film history. In Hollywood, Wong inspired Walt Disney and brought the delicate, majestic beauty of Bambi to life on the screen. Interviews with film historians, art curators, studio animation experts and the Wong family give a candid look at this unique man for our time, who passed away last year at age 106."
(73 min.)

Tickets for this event can be found at the following link:

And more details on this documentary film can be seen on the filmmaker's website: