George Bickford, Bruce Bickford, Brain Prosser
Year of Release
Art & Culture, Biography, Pop Culture
Monster Road is a feature length documentary exploring the wildly fantastic worlds of legendary animator Bruce Bickford. Tracing the origins of Bickford’s iconoclastic worldview, the film journeys back to Bickford’s childhood. Monster Road premiered at the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival where it won “Best Documentary,” eventually screening at over 85 festivals around the world, winning sixteen awards before premiering on Sundance Channel in June 2005. Bruce Bickford’s collaborations with rock musician Frank Zappa (Baby Snakes, Dub Room Special, The Amazing Mr. Bickford) in the 1970s made him an international cult figure. Three decades later, the sixty-one-year-old animator works alone in a basement studio near Seattle, producing films for no apparent audience.
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