HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY: THE REN & STIMPY STORY

Showings

Digital Screening Room Fri, Aug 21 12:01 AM
Digital Screening Room Wed, Aug 26 12:00 AM
Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:104 minutes
Director:Ron Cicero
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

"A story of immense creativity destroyed by the ego of one man." - rogerebert.com

In the early 1990s, the animated show Ren & Stimpy broke ratings records and was a touchstone for a generation of fans and artists. Creator John Kricfalusi was celebrated as a visonary, but his worst impulses were let loose at the workplace and new allegations about even more disturbing behavior have surfaced, his reputation now threatens to taint the show forever. With clips recognizable to any Ren & Stimpy fan and interviews with Kriscfalusi and his fellow creators whose work has been both elevated and denigrated by their connection to him, this film is a complex look at a show that influenced the history of television, animation, and comedy. More than a celebration, this film forces us to consider the role of media creators and how we reckon with the reality of who they are versus what we see on the screen.

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