The New England Film Fesitval Premieres New Eric Carle Documentary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2012
The New England Film Festival Premiere of the new documentary Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book about beloved picture book author and illustrator Eric Carle, will take place on opening night of the Woods Hole Film Festival, Saturday
July 28, 2012 – 7pm, Old Woods Hole Fire Station http://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/2012/
Eric Carle, is the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and over 70 books for children. Now 83, he is still at work in his studio, making books for children and recounting the turning points in his life. His kindergarten teacher started him on his path, when she asked Eric’s mother to nurture his artistic talent.
In the film we learn how Eric makes books and where his ideas come from, and “we see the man reflected in his work — an artist who loves color and the simple collage imagery of animals and insects that appealed to the six-year-old child he once was, and the 83 year old man he is today. Eric is a warm and encouraging artist. He creates to satisfy his own desire to make art but he wants his audience, whether they are 4 or 40 or 80 years old, to be artists too.” -Kate Geis, Film Director
The documentary culminates in the creation of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
After a lifetime of creating successful picture books and selling over 33 million copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric and his wife Barbara give back by building a 40,000 square foot museum to celebrate picture book art from around the world and the creative spirit in each visitor who walks through its doors.
The Eric Carle Museum will be celebrating its 10th anniversary starting this November.
News & Reviews ”American Library Association – ALSC 2012 Notable Children’s Video“ (January 31, 2012) . The videos that win this recognition are “videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways”.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
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