(24 min. 35mm film and video) 1995
An ambitious, astonishing story of a woman's journey from
suicidal despair to personal renewal, with the help of an unlikely spirit guide.
"JOY STREET" premiered at the New York Film Festival and was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, winning
BEST SHORT FILM at the Naples Film Festival and the GOLDEN GATE AWARD at the San Francisco International Film Festival. John
Cooper of the Sundance Film Festival wrote about "JOY STREET", "Haunting animated paintings capture the isolation and distraught
psyche of a suicidal woman....the film is beautiful one moment and disturbing the next". And Caryn James from The New York
Times described the film as "Vivid, intriguing, and bizarre" while Anne Markowski from the Boston Sojourner described it
as "A brilliant psychological parable".
"Inventive, astonishing, and visually lush."
- The New York Times
- San Francisco Chronicle
"Rare, gorgeous emotional power"
- The New York Times
"A superb example of animation's creative and intellectual potency."
-Time Out NY
1995 New York Film Festival
1996 London Film Festival
1996 Sundance Film Festival
1996 Hiroshima International Festival of Animation
1996 Cardiff International Festival of Animation, England
1996 Oslo International Festival of Animation, Norway
1996 Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
1996 24th Wellington Film festival, New Zealand
1996 Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel
1996 Black Maria Film Festival FIRST PRIZE
1996 San Francisco International Film Festival GOLDEN GATE AWARD
1996 Portland International Film Festival
1996 Cleveland International Film Festival
1996 South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin
1996 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema
1996 Arizona International Film Festival
1996 Bumbershoot Film Festival, Seattle
1997 International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana MERIT AWARD
1998 National Educational Media Network GOLD APPLE AWARD
1997-1998 Broadcast on PBS, Channel Four in England, and PayTV in Germany
2005 Broadcast on The Sundance Channel