philip seymour hoffman animated short

Despite Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s tragic death earlier this year, the actor will continue to appear on screens for just a while, thanks to films completed before his passing. This short, however, is unexpected. Using a conversation¬†with Simon Critchley recorded on December 22, 2012 at the Rubin Museum of Art, a team at PBS assembled a lovely animated short that captures the actor’s views on pleasure, happiness, and family as they relate to his own life. That this Philip Seymour Hoffman animated short would be terribly¬†poignant is no surprise — that was Hoffman’s power, after all — but that it would arrive as a posthumous statement is particularly affecting.¬† Read More »

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