"Cartoon College" Screened Next at Woods Hole Dinner & a Movie Series

Cartoon College

- Cartoon College

A screening of the documentary “Cartoon College” by Josh Melrod and Tara Wray will continue the Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series Dinner & a Movie on Saturday. The series takes place in the Waterfront Dining Room at the Cap’n Kidd Restaurant, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole. 

Each fall, the Center for Cartoon Studies invites 20 of the world’s most promising cartoonists and graphic novelists to White River Junction, Vermont, for a no-holds-barred education in comics. Those who complete the two-year program earn a master of fine arts degree and are ready to face the uncertainty of a career in one of the world’s most labor-intensive, drudgery-inducing art forms. “Cartoon College” is their story.

In the summer of 2007, filmmakers Josh Melrod and Tara Wray left New York City for the wilds of Vermont to begin shooting “Cartoon College.” They spent the next three years following the lives of a few unique students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, one of the nation’s premiere institution of higher learning for aspiring literary cartoonists and graphic novelists.

Along the way they interviewed some of the most famous names in independent comics, including Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Kim Deitch, Scott McCloud, Francoise Mouly, R. Sikoryak, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware, among others, in addition to traveling across the country to meet comic book store owners, museum curators, convention-goers, critics, librarians, college professors, and fans to find out what it takes to make it in the world of indie comics.

For $25 per person, select from a preset menu prepared for the evening. The price includes entree and movie. Dinner is served from 5:30 PM and the screening begins at approximately 7:30 PM. Reservations are required. Call 508-548-8563 to reserve a table.

Due to this month's snowstorm the previously scheduled screening of “AshBash: A Love Story” has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 30.

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