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Story & Pictures By

Story & Pictures By

Story & Pictures By

Dir. Joanna Rudnick
86 min

Children’s books are some of the most influential reading we will do in our lives, but until now, no documentary has delved into this wonderful subject. Story & PIctures By follows three great picture book creators whose experimental work is changing the world.

Director Joanna Rudnick follows Christian Robinson, Yuyi Morales, and Mac Barnett, three of the most acclaimed children’s book authors and illustrators in this “golden age” of literature, a time when, finally, diverse and complex tales are being shared with kids. Using animation, archival footage with authors and illustrators from the past, and charming and insightful interviews, Story & Pictures By is a profound look at an art form that has more influence on the world than we might think.

Local children's bookseller, Wild Rumpus, will be on site with many of the books featured in the film

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 86 min
Country/Region: USA
Language: English, Spanish
Print Source: Storied Studios
Tags: Arts, BIPOC Lens, Documentary, Family Friendly, Guest Attending


Director: Joanna Rudnick
Executive Producer: Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Hallee Adelman, Shizuka Asakawa, Ken Pelletier, James Costa, Bill And Ruth Ann Harnisch, Brenda Robinson, Melissa Sage Fadim, Gordon Quinn
Producer: Joanna Rudnick, Korelan Matteson, Tim Horsburgh
Cinematographer: Robin Mortarotti
Editor: Eli Olson, Davon Ramos
Composer: William Ryan Fritch
Principal Cast: Christian Robinson, Yuyi Morales, Mac Barnett