The Art of Spiegelman
A fascinating look at the visionary who took underground comics into the mainstream and won a Pulitzer for Maus. Reflecting on childhood memories and his sometimes controversial work, Spiegelman is frank about the pleasures and difficulties of success, the depression that followed his new-found celebrity after the publication of Maus and his ongoing anxiety about when he will get his next idea. Other perspectives come from Francoise Mouly, Spiegelman’s wife and long time collaborator and editor along with generous examples of graphic art.
“This film is a pleasure to watch.” Film Leaf
“Mr. Spiegelman is funny and intelligent, thoughtful and honest…also charming.” West Side Rag
Documentary/ Dir: Clara Kuperberg, Joëlle Oosterlinck/ 2010/ France/ English, French w/ Eng ST/ 43 min
New York Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco, Boston Jewish Film Festival ,Zagreb Jewish Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Festival