Faith & John Hubley’s Windy Day

Published August 5, 2009 by Graham


John and Faith Hubley were a husband-wife team of amazing experimental animators who created 22 films together, not to mention the classic “Letterman” segments on Sesame Street with the voices of Gene Wilder and Joan Rivers. One of their many Oscar-nominated short films, Windy Day, used a technique the Hubleys played with on several occasions: creating a vibrant, animated world set to an audio recording of their two young daughters’ meandering, playful conversation. The film beautifully captures the fluidity of a youthful imagination, employing a refined lexicon of visual language to tie together those wayward, impulsive narrative strands that make children’s stories so special.

In case you were curious about where these two girls with such amusing daydreams are today, Georgia went on to form a little band you might have heard of– Yo La Tengo. And her older sister Emily has been carrying on the family legacy, lending her sick animation skills to Nickelodeon and films like Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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