Duo Presents Oscar-winning Film at Hartwick Wednesday

March 12, 2012

Independent film producer/director husband and wife team Frank and Caroline Mouris will present their academy award winning animated short Frank Film together with subsequent film Frankly Caroline on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Anderson Theatre, Anderson Center for the Arts at Hartwick College. This event is hosted by the Foreman Gallery, and is free and open to all.

Frank and Caroline has been creating films since the early 70's and are best known for their 1973 "Best Short" academy award winning film Frank Film . This film received acclaim from the Grand Prix at the Annecy Film Festival and it was selected for the Olympiad of Animation as one of the thirty-two greatest short films ever made. The National Film Registry deemed Frank Film one of significant cultural, historical and aesthetic importance. Frank Film along with Frankly Caroline has been featured in commercials, music videos and documentaries, on PBS, MTV, VH1 and HBO programs.

Frank Mouris states that Frank Film was "one of those personal films that you do to get the artistic inclinations out of your system before going commercial". The success of the film drove the couple to experiment with different film techniques while continuing with collage animation using images and objects. In both Frank Film and Frankly Caroline the viewer is given a visual biography of each filmmaker's life through a series of pop art-like images. The plethora of common objects flashed before us is a reflection of our settings and the objects that affect our everyday lives.

Frank Mouris studied graphic design at the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1975 and in 1978 a Directing Fellowship at the American Film Institute. Caroline Ahlfors Mouris received her MBA from Harvard Business School.  Frank and Caroline currently reside in Columbia County, NY with their Fox Terriers.

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