Artist Projects

El Doctor


Suzan Pitt

El Doctor is a 26-minute animation set in Mexico in 1940. Inspired by the drawings of Mexican artist Posada for turn-of-the-century penny magazines, the animation is graphically complex and narrative-driven, with a story told in both English and Spanish. Like Posada’s work, this darkly comic film is embedded in Mexican religion, superstition and the tradition of treating miraculous occurrences as real.

Project Updates

  • 2010: El Doctor screens at Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Creative Capital film festival

  • 2006: The Museum of Modern Art in New York hosts a retrospective screening of Pitt’s animations, including El Doctor

  • 2006: El Doctor takes top prizes at Sin Fronteras Film Festival, Huesca International Film Festival, Ojai International Film Festival, and Morella Film Festival among several others

  • 2006: El Doctor is broadcasted on PBS