Jewish Museum of Florida. December 6th, 2007. 7:30 p.m.
The remarkable documentary film Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, directed by Andrew Cooke will be screened at the Jewish Museum of Florida early December. Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist is Andrew Cooke's first feature length documentary. Eisner was the godfather of the American comic book. From utilizing pictures and words to stretch the boundaries of storytelling, to innovating methods of production and publishing including the graphic novel form, Cooke's documentary presents how Eisner inspired other artists working in the field today. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was also made an official selection at the Austin Film Festival and the Leeds International Film Festival.
Andrew D. Cooke, born in 1961 in Mount Kisco, NY, lives as a writer and director in New York City. He wrote two independent feature scripts, Darwin and Stone Diaries, for Producer G. Mac Brown and has recently completed a screenplay with director Alex Sichel. Cooke spent much of his early career in film production as a location manager, working on such films as Last Exit to Brooklyn, Scent of a Woman, Flesh and Bone, Vanilla Sky and Catch Me If You Can. Andrew also directed the short film, My Perfect Journey, which received numerous film festival awards.
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