Chicago Filmmakers and Chicago Film Archives Present DONNA ROSEBUD with Director JP Somersaulter

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Chicago Filmmakers and Chicago Film Archives join forces in the presentation of DONNA ROSEBUD, a feature-length live action film made by animator JP Somersaulter in 1986. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker moderated by Kat Sachs of Cine-File.


"You have just entered the world of Donna Rosebud. Here, there is no such thing as death. You can change your age as often as you change your clothes. Donna is the mayor, a doctor, an athlete, a musician, a chemist, a lawyer, a philosopher, and a mother of seven. She has a lover named Alonzo... seven men in one. Donna's world is ideal, but she's been having bad dreams — and we're in them."

Along with his partners Lillian and Michael Moats, JP created a bundle of highly imaginative, award-winning animation films geared towards children and adults alike. Donna Rosebud took creative shape during the early 1980s when JP was on his own, premiering at the Music Box Theatre in 1987.  JP, Lillian, and Michael will all be in attendance for the post-screening Q&A.

Directed by JP Somersaulter
USA, 1986, 80m

A Note from Chicago Film Archives:

JP, Lillian, and Michael will soon be leaving their homes in the United States for various abodes in Europe. We will miss them, but are happy that they'll still have a presence with the Chicago Film Archives: they are leaving all of their work here, in CFA’s care.

Chicago Filmmakers Firehouse Cinema
In-person screenings are held at Chicago Filmmakers’ Firehouse Cinema located at 1326 W. Hollywood Ave in the Edgewater neighborhood. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to showtime and be ready to present your order confirmation number for admission. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.


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Sábado, Mayo 20, 2023 - 19:00



Sábado, Mayo 20, 2023 - 19:00
  • 1326 W Hollywood Avenue
    60660   Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    41° 59' 8.4264" N, 87° 39' 51.0768" W