Date: Saturday, April 18
Admission/Tickets: Coming soon
OFFSITE LOCATION: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 (102 North End Ave, New York, New York 10281)
Please join us for the New York City big screen premiere of the Morbid Anatomy film "Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens," directed and written by our filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas, creator and director of The Midnight Archive.
This film takes a short documentary look at one of Victorian England's most enigmatic and quirky characters, self taught taxidermist Walter Potter, still famous today for his epic anthropomorphic taxidermy tableaux, in which he posed stuffed kittens, birds, squirrels and and rabbits into such scenes as kitten weddings and the rabbit schoolhouses. Potter displayed his creations in his own museum in rural England where it attracted enthusiastic visitors for over a hundred years until the collection's unfortunate separation in 2003. While largely about the man and his creations, the film also takes a look at the obsessive nature of collecting, as well as the controversial history of stuffing dead animals.
The film will be screened as part of the "Gallery Opening" selection.