Monday, March 1, 2010

Become a Microscope

Excited for the documentary on Sister Corita Kent to screen in New York.

See an animated clip for the film by John Dretzka here.

Become A Microscope
90 Statements on Sister Corita

A Film by Aaron Rose

Produced by Jon Barlow, Edited by Lenny Mesina, Original Score by Money Mark and Becky Stark.


Sister Corita (1918-1986) was a teacher, political activist and possibly one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960’s. She was also a Catholic nun. Become A Microscope is a 20-minute art/documentary film celebrating the life, work, and teachings of this incredible artist. The film was shot on location on the campus of Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles, the same place where most of the film’s story happened. It serves as a living, breathing document of the inspiration she spread to so many people throughout her life…and as the title suggests, the importance of looking at the world “small pieces at a time”. Through the use of interviews with those who knew her, we tell Corita’s story in an abstract way. Using archival images from the Corita archive along with visual effects created specifically for the project by some of the most talented animators working today, we have created a colorful visual montage. The film reveals itself as a living, moving, graphic and musical artwork.

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