Grant Munro Rediscovered

December 4, 2003 The Museum of Modern Art

On the occasion of Grant Munro’s 80th birthday and the release of a new DVD, Cut-Up, The Films of Grant Munro, The Museum of Modern Art pays tribute to this seminal but under-recognized animator. Working from within the historic Animation Unit of the National Film Board of Canada from 1945 through the early 1970s, Munro directed, produced, shot, edited, and even acted in some of the most significant hand-drawn and pixilated animation ever made. A frequent collaborator with Norman McLaren, Munro brought a wicked wit and sublime grace to the art.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film and Media.

Thanks to Dennis Doros of Milestone Film & Video, the distributor of Munro’s DVD, for making this program possible.

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