The many lives of prolific cartoonist, writer and artist, James Stevenson are showcased in the documentary Stevenson – Lost and Found directed by Sally Williams which will World Premiere at DOC NYC on Sunday, November 10.
Writer and artist, James Stevenson was one of The New Yorker Magazine’s most prolific cartoonists. Revered for its weighty commentary on world affairs, The New Yorker found its sweet side in the wit, whimsy and sheer joie de vivre of Jim’s illustrations and articles.
Opening as the artist celebrates his 85th birthday, Stevenson – Lost and Found is a bitter-sweet romp through the stellar, 67-year career of a remarkable artist. An odyssey of discovery and loss, the film unearths a truly dazzling volume of work, while facing, head-on, the dark and tragic struggles of the artist and those who loved him.
Director Sally Williams worked for New Zealand’s premiere natural history content creator, NHNZ, contributing on widely received shows such as Orangutan Island filmed in Borneo, and travelled the world hunting dinosaurs for the National Geographic series Jurassic C.S.I.
Stevenson – Lost and Found is her second feature length documentary, with her 2016 film Ken Dewey: This is a Test, receiving official selection at the 2016 DOC NYC, 2017 Doc Edge Festival, 2017 Master of Art Festival, and semi-finalist at the 2nd Annual Madrid Art Film Festival.