Past event


World Premiere

To comply with the overnight directive of the California Department of Public Health and a mandate from the County of Los Angeles, effective today, March 12, 2020, all REDCAT performances and screenings are being postponed through April 19, 2020.


Christine Panushka has been a leading independent animator since her earliest films The Sum of Them (1985) and Night-time Fears and Fantasies (1986) gained international acclaim. Panushka’s images are drawn with a simplicity that belies their depth of feeling and complexity, and her work hovers mysteriously between childlike and adult expression. Blood of the Family Tree (2020), several years in the making, is a feature-length, totally self-made animation that explores invisible connections and how hidden family history, including disease, ties us to the past. Christine Panushka has curated animation programs and has served as juror for numerous international animation festivals. She taught at CalArts for many years and is a professor in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. 

In person: Christine Panushka

“Completely original and capable of affecting both cerebral and sensual complexities.”

Gene Youngblood

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.