Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2018 – Experimenta Strand – World premiere
Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2019 – Bright Future – International premiere
Where does the character end and the actor begin? This debut feature from UK artist-filmmaker Richard Squires, is a creative documentary that employs ‘Clovis’, an animated antihero (voiced by ‘Kids in the Hall’s’ Mark McKinney) as a means to explore the particular “voice” casting of cartoon villains in the late 1960s. Through the lens of one of Hollywood’s hidden queer histories, this documentary offers a contemplation on the psycho-social relationship between villainy and hysterical male laughter; the use of voice as a signifier of ‘otherness’ and the frequently uneasy symbiosis of character and actor.
The screening will include a discussion led by Professor Paul Wells, Director of the Animation Academy at Loughborough University.
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