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10th May 2019 @ 18:00 - 21:00


Birkbeck Cinema presents: DOOZY + PANEL with director Richard Squires, associate producer Abigail Addison & participant John Airlie at Birkbeck Cinema (10 MAY 18:00).

DOOZY is the debut feature from artist-filmmaker Richard Squires. Part creative documentary, part essay film, it uses animated antihero ‘Clovis’ (voiced by KIDS IN THE HALL comedian Mark McKinney) as a means to explore the 1960s voice casting of actor Paul Lynde as a series of Hanna-Barbera villains. Through the lens of one of Hollywood’s hidden queer histories, DOOZY contemplates cartoon villainy and hysterical masculinity; the use of voice to signify ‘otherness’ and the frequently uneasy relationship between character and actor. Mixing original animation, re-enactment, archive and expert testimony, this is quite simply a ‘doozy’ of a film experience.

DOOZY had its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2018 and its international premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019, competing in the Bright Future strand.

Dr Joel McKim will host a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Richard Squires, associate producer Abigail Addison and DOOZY participant and academic John Airlie.