MoCCA presents ‘Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood’ this Thursday
"The Art of Watchmen" co-curator, comics historian Peter Sanderson, will lead a screening and discussion of the two new short films Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood at MoCCA. Sanderson will discuss the role of the two books within the Watchmen graphic novel from DC Comics.
Executive produced by Zack Snyder, the Director of Watchmen and 300, comes two tales from the celebrated graphic novel that do not appear in the extraordinary Watchmen Theatrical Feature. Tales of the Black Freighter (featuring the voice of 300’s Gerard Butler) brings to strikingly animated life the graphic novels richly layered story-within-a-story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmen’s world. Stars from the Watchmen movie team in the amazing live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owl’s powerful first-hand account of how the hooded adventurers came into existence.
Peter Sanderson is a comics historian and critic who has taught "Comics as Literature" at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He regularly writes about graphic novels for "Publishers Weekly’s" online "Comics Week and has authored and co-authored numerous books, most recently Marvel Chronicle for DK Publishing. He also co-curated "Stan Lee: A Retrospective" at MoCCA in 2007 and was Marvel Comics first (and only) archivist. He will be teaching a course in comics and film at New York University’s SCPS this summer. Sanderson did his undergraduate and graduate work in English literature at Columbia University, and lives in New York City.
The event will be at MoCCA, Thursday, March 26th, 7pm. Admission is $5, free for MoCCA members.