Tavi Gevinson to appear at Museum of Contemporary Art for film screening

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Erin Bird

Popular Oak Park teen fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and filmmaker Jonah Ansell (also from Oak Park, now based in LA) will be at the MCA Tuesday, April 23 for the screening of their new animated short film and the official release of the companion graphic novel. The two will discuss the project and do a book signing after the screening.

Film Screening and Talk: Cadaver with Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell
Tuesday, April 23, 6 pm; $10, $8 MCA Member, $6 student, Edlis Neeson Theater

*The ticket cost may be credited toward the purchase of the Cadaver graphic novel sold by the MCA Store at the event.

A book signing follows the screening and talk.

CADAVER is an award-winning animated short film and graphic novel for adults. The bittersweet love story features Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd, ROOKIE Magazine's Tavi Gevinson, and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates. It tells the tale of a cadaver who wakes up to say a last goodbye to his wife, but discovers a truth in death he didn't know in life. The story is a cinematic poem, with rhyming dialogue inspired by the wit of Shel Silverstein and the wisdom of William Shakespeare. CADAVER is written and directed by Chicago native Jonah D. Ansell. The film runtime is 8 minutes. Tavi Gevinson is an Oak Park-based writer, editor, actress, and singer. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of ROOKIE Magazine. She started her popular STYLE ROOKIE blog in 2008, when she was 11 years old. Fashion designers now fly her around the world to attend and write about fashion shows. She has been featured in many prestigious fashion magazines.

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