Why We Chose This Film
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About the Filmmaker
Maggie Brennan is an animator, cartoonist, and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. She grew up on Long Island, NY and graduated from Oberlin College. Her animations have screened at a number of festivals including Maryland Film Festival, NoBudge Live, and GIPHY Film Fest. Her comics have been published by The New Yorker, The Fader, Inverse, and more. She is currently working toward an M.F.A. in Digital Animation at Pratt Institute and is expected to graduate in 2019. You can keep up with her work on Instagram (@millieminou) and at maggie-brennan.com.
Dive Even Deeper
Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…
Imagine and then draw yourself in retirement
- Using a pencil or pen, start in the middle of the page with a drawing of what you expect yourself to look like as an older person. What will your posture be? Where will you have your wrinkles? What will your expression be?
- Now start to fill in the area behind you. Where do you expect to be in terms of geography? What does your home look like? What will occupy most of your time and what items/tools will be used for this? And are there others who live near or with you? Fill in the rest of the page with as many details of your imagined future as you can. Hang the portrait of your future-self up for reflection. What are the steps that you need to take in order to make this vision a reality?
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