Joy Batchelor was one of the pioneering creative and commercial forces in UK animation with her output of witty public service short films after the second world war, as well as the BAFTA nominated Animal Farm adapted from the novel by George Orwell.
This event, celebrating the centenary of her birth, looks at Joy’s life as both a professional co-running a creative studio and her role as a mother through a film compilation of highlights from her impressive oeuvre.
Followed by a ScreenTalk with animation programmer and author, Clare Kitson, BFI Curator Jez Stewart and Batchelor’s daughter, Vivien Halas. The talk will be chaired by film critic, Brian Sibley.
There will also be a chance to purchase the new book, A Moving Image - Joy Batchelor 1914-91: Artist, Writer and Animator, and Vivien Halas will be present to sign copies after the film.
Event and films curated by Vivien Halas and guests.
This event is part of:
Birds Eye View Film Festival
Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time
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