Remembering Maurice Sendak

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  • $13 General Public
  • $9 Students & Seniors
  • $8 Members
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May 29 at 8:00pm  |  Buy Tickets

When he died earlier this month at the age of 83, Maurice Sendak left behind an uncontested legacy as the most important children’s book artist of his times—albeit one who constantly pushed at the perceived limitations of children’s intellects, treating his readers with the respect he believed they so richly deserved. Late in life, Sendak saw his seminal (and largely autobiographical) Where the Wild Things Are brought to vivid big-screen life by Being John Malkovich and Adaptation auteur Spike Jonze, a passionate Sendak fan who used the occasion to also capture Sendak himself on camera in a deeply felt documentary, Tell Them Anything You Want. We are pleased to screen both films in memory of this towering 20th-century cultural figure.

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Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

Lance Bangs | Spike Jonze | 2009 | HDCAM | Total: 140 mins

We pay tribute to the memory of the late, great children’s author with a special screening of Spike Jonze and co-director Lance Bangs’ loving and lyrical documentary portrait of Sendak himself Tell Them Anything You Want plus Jonze’s inspired 2009 adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are.

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