Puppet

Puppet

2010 Alumni

Expected to Attend: David Soll & Dan Hurlin

PUPPET interweaves a broad look at the fraught history of American puppetry (its marginalization as children’s theater and its sudden explosion as high art) with an intimate thread following Dan Hurlin, a downtown artist who is creating a complex puppet work called “Disfarmer” based on the life of a Depression-era portrait photographer. Hurlin’s struggle to mount the show has an eerie parallel to his subject whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever.

 

Section:

Metropolis

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Director: David Soll
Running Time: 74 minutes
Year: 2010