Crime: The Animated Series - Marcus McGhee
Alix Lambert, Sam Chou 2013

Friday Jun 6, 2014

Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn
5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A, C, F or R Train to Jay Street Metrotech or 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall or B, Q or R to DeKalb

8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Salt Cathedral
9:00PMFilms Begin
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. Please visit for rain details. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Forest City
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
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Crime: The Animated Series - Marcus McGhee (Alix Lambert, Sam Chou | 5 min.)

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When Hartford teacher Marcus McGhee has his car stolen, the police refuse to assist him.


From bank robbers to cops to victims to observers, Crime: The Animated Series explores how crime affects us all. The series is dark, compelling, heartbreaking, and yes – sometimes funny. Each episode is approximately 3 minutes and features the work of a different animator/designer who brings their own personal style to the series, while the series as a whole maintains a cohesive look through it’s limited red, black and white color palette.

Filmmaker, author, and artist Alix Lambert’s ongoing investigation into the world of crime includes hundreds of collected interviews she has conducted with criminals, law enforcement, victims, and observers of crime in the world we live in. Using excerpted audio from these interviews and teaming up with animation director and filmmaker Sam Chou of In Toronto, Lambert and Chou have developed a series of short animated episodes, which through a variety of voices, illuminate the criminal world and paint a complex portrait of who we are as people.

Always surprising and intimate Crime presents a collection of unique perspectives on a subject that has captivated though-out time.

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