Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration

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Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration

Co-presented with the Center for Visual Music

As a writer, educator, scholar, and film distributor, Cecile Starr (1921-2014) was a tireless champion of experimental animation and independent cinema, firmly dedicated to the belief that film was an art form. This tribute event salutes her life and work, with films by Bute, Fischinger, Lye, Richter, Spinello, and others Cecile promoted, video footage of Cecile, short testimonials by colleagues, family and friends, plusa new tribute film made for the event by Devon Damonte. Please join us in celebrating this remarkable woman’s life.

Reserve your seat HERE  (A portion of tickets for this event are available by advanced reservation. Other tickets will be distributed first-come-first-serve starting at 5 PM the day of the event. If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)


                            Cecile Starr.  Image courtesy the Boyajian family.



            Oskar Fischinger, Allegretto, 1936-1943                              Mary Ellen Bute, Tarantella, 1940

The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program.  At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.