Past Event

A Cutting Session: Rhythm in Film with Emily Hubley

At the root of cinema is the art of editing; the assemblage of footage in time, which by definition creates its own rhythm.  As part of our regular collaboration with the Maysles Institute and Cinema, we are proud to present filmmaker Emily Hubley, who has been making animated shorts since 1980. Ms. Hubley worked closely with her parents, pioneer animators Faith and John Hubley, and their classic works utilized music created specifically for the films by Quincy Jones, Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie. Ms. Hubley’s feature film, The Toe Tactic had its theatrical premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in January 2009 and was released on DVD by Kino International in the fall. Hubley’s films are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her feature, The Toe Tactic was developed at the Sundance Institute's Screenwriters’ and Filmmakers’ Labs. In 2001, Hubley’s animated segments for Hedwig and The Angry Inch brought her international acclaim. This event offered an inside look on the intersections of rhythm, jazz and cinema.