On Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 7:30 pm at the Jewish Museum of Florida on South Beach, the outstanding documentary film Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, directed by Andrew Cooke, will be screened. This public program complements the Museum's current exhibit, Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comics, 1938-1950. Admission is $6 for non-members. Members and press are free. To make a reservation, call 305-672-5044, ext. 3175.
Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist is Andrew Cooke's first feature length documentary. Eisner was the godfather of the American comic book. From utilizing pictures and words to stretch the boundaries of storytelling, to innovating methods of production and publishing including the graphic novel form, Cooke's documentary presents how Eisner inspired other artists working in the field today. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was also made an official selection at the Austin Film Festival and the Leeds International Film Festival.
The museum is located at 301 Washington Avenue, South Beach.