Maurice Sendak Double Feature

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Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak
Directors: Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze
(2010, 41 minutes)

From Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze (acclaimed director of Where the Wild Things Are) A Portrait of Maurice Sendak is a loving look at one of the most cherished and complex figures in children's literature. The film is a tribute to Sendak, offering an unexpected look at his exceptional life through his own words, personal photos, and illustrations. 

Where The Wild Things Are
Recorded at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in August 1985
Director: Christopher Swann
(1985, 45 minutes)
Oliver Knussen's opera, Where the Wild Things Are, based on Maurice Sendak’s award winning book, follows young Max (Karen Beardsley) on his journey to the land of the Wild Things and back again. Libretto and production design by Sendak and conducted by Oliver Knussen. 

The exhibition Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet will be open for program attendees.

Friday, June 28, 7 pm
Films are free with museum admission.

Advance reservations for Morgan Members only. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening.

© The Maurice Sendak Foundation. The Morgan Library & Museum, Bequest of Maurice Sendak, 2013. Photography by Graham Haber, 2018.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.