"Creative, dramatic and lovingly crafted. A must see for fans of animation...this fantastic pair of discs easily comes recommended." -Randy Miller III, DVDtalk
"I whole-heartedly recommend picking up Priestley's anthology. Either that, or encourage your local library to purchase a copy so you can borrow it (with the added benefit of allowing the rest of the community to see it, as well)." -Greg Singer, Animation Magazine
"Packed with high-quality transfers and fun bonus features, her unique animated films are full of compelling themes dealing with gender, love, aging, human rights and candy (!)."
-Jerry Beck, Cartoon Brew
"She tackles the cosmic questions with humor." Ted Mahar, The Oregonian
"Watching the nearly 20 different films assembled on these two DVDs is testament to the breadth of Priestley's talents. She is a comic storyteller and a conceptual painter, her work full of optimism but unafraid to confront the darkness." -Brian Libby, Willamette Week
"Ranging from hand sketched figures to digitally drawn landscapes, Priestley animated imaginative and personally inspired worlds." Therine Youngblood, Release Print
"...there always emerges a kind of warmth in the stories she shares. " -Greg Singer, Animation Magazine
"Joanna Priestley is one of the most interesting and adept personal animators and filmmakers. I have enjoyed her work for years. You have to see this." -Gus Van Sant
"I love Joanna's films. They're brilliant, inventive and amazing. She's the queen of independent animation." -Bill Plympton
"In Joanna Priestley's beautiful films, each frame is alive with invention, possibility and delight." -Richard Peña New York Film Festival, Program Director Film Society of Lincoln Center
“Joanna Priestley's amazing body of animated films have deservedly earned their place in the pantheon of contemporary international animators. Inventively visioned, superbly crafted, and rich with insight into the physical and spiritual dilemmas that confront us all, each new work provides an unexpected pleasure.” -Bill Foster, Director, Northwest Film Center
“Superb, contemporary animated film. Delightful!” -Marv Newland
“Imaginative, witty and energetic. Pure delight!” -Melinda Ward, Walker Art Center
Big Bonus Materials:
Relative Orbits - 13:30 documentary
A documentary tour of Priestley's studio and a look at the artwork from After the Fall and Hand Held.
Amazons and Ingenues - 12:00 documentary
A behind the scenes look at how Voices, She-Bop, Pro and Con and Grown Up were made.
Image and Reference Gallery
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