London International Mime Festival: Puppet (#)


4 February 2017
Cinema 3
A fascinating study of  American puppetry’s fraught history, from marginalization as children’s theatre to sudden explosion in popularity as high art.

David Soll’s film tracks the making of New York puppeteer Dan Hurlin’s production Disfarmer, based on the life of eccentric, Depression-era Arkansas photographer, Mike Disfarmer whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever. A must-see for puppeteers and fans of puppetry,

US 2010 Dir David Soll 78 mins

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