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film screening/seminar: 'Hysterical Masculinity, Voice, Otherness and the Cartoon Villain', with film director Richard Squires and producer Abigail Addison

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Location: A0.28, Millburn House, University of Warwick (access behind Millburn House - follow signs for Film Studies)

Refreshments from 4.30pm in the Film Studies foyer.

Screening from 5pm.

A joint event with Film Studies. Refreshments. All are welcome. Please register if you would like to attend.

This special event will include a screening of the new film 'Doozy', which had its world premiere at the BFI Film Festival in Oct 2018. It will be followed by a discussion with the director, Richard Squires and producer Abigail Addison, chaired by Dr Julie Lobalzo Wright (Warwick, Film Studies).

Clovis, a newly created animated antihero, is on the trail of the American actor who was cast as the wiliest of Hanna-Barbera cartoon villains in the late 1960s. Through re-enactments, expert opinions, personal biography and some musical numbers, the film exposes the relationship between villainy and hysterical male laughter, where the voice is used to indicate wickedness, non-acceptance and the crazed symbiosis of character and actor. This film delves deep into hidden Hollywood and the suppression of its queer stories, and ultimately celebrates a tragic talent much-loved across generations. You can watch a trailer here.

Dir Richard Squires
Prod Madeleine Molyneaux, Abigail Addison
UK, 2018, 70min
Prod Co LMFYFF Productions Ltd
Clovis the cartoon villain and star of DOOZY

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