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Road Race

Ann Leifeste

Silent | 1970s

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  •  Stop-motion titles set the scene and players 
  •  Off to the race 
  •  Hapless Henry runs off the road 
  •  Tragedy strikes 
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Produced and directed by University of Texas at Austin students Tom Wright and Ann Leifeste, this 1970s student film uses stop-motion animation to create a racing drama. Turns out Miss Prissy Pureprude owes a debt to Lecherous Luigi, her swarthy mortgage holder. Sweet William and Hapless Henry challenge Lecherous Luigi to a race to save the day and pay the mortgage. Using the latest in anti-pollution vehicles (no vehicle at all), the trio race for Miss Prissy Pureprude’s fate.