The dark and quirky stop-motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay – better known as The Quay Brothers – return to Philadelphia and their alma mater for the first time since graduating in 1969. The return from their adopted home of London coincides with the exhibition Dormitorium, Film “Décors” by the Quay Bros. at the University’s Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (running now through April 9). The exhibition features 11 original sets (décors) from their puppet animation films, and is the first time the décors will be shown in North America. The brothers are also scheduled to receive an award for filmmaking achievement at the Philadelphia Film Festival/CineFest 2009.
This Wednesday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Quays will be present at a screening for students of clips from their films, in Levitt Auditorium at Gershman Hall, 104 South Broad Street. Following the screening, they will engage students in a question-and-answer session. Please let your faculty and students know that they are cordially invited to this free event.