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Tim Burton

TIFF is thrilled to present Tim Burton (Fall 2010), a major exhibition of drawings, sculptures, maquettes, videos and sculptural commissions. This exhibition was organized by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. This exhibition firmly establishes Burton as one of the most important creative forces in modern cinema and is the first MoMA show ever to be exhibited in Toronto.  Both the film programme and the exhibition will give audiences a chance to see the creative influences that helped to shape one of our true cinematic visionaries.

More than 700 items form the core of the show, which traces Burton's development as a major creative force from his earliest drawings and paintings to the sophisticated elements he created for some of the world’s most treasured films. A full film retrospective will accompany the show, as well as collateral learning opportunities for all ages. The exhibition will contemplate Burton's career as a director, producer, writer and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator. The exhibition will also explore the development of Burton’s visual imagination from his earliest childhood efforts through his mature work.

Highlights include:

  • Limited runs of  Tim Burton films
  • Free family activities every weekend during the Tim Burton exhibition
  • School workshops
  • Lectures, Filmmaker in Person events

Over the course of the summer/early fall we will also be announcing a number of special guests and further programme updates, so stay tuned for further details.


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