Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Joy Batchelor event at the Barbican

The Barbican is set to host an event celebrating the life of Joy Batchelor on 12 April. From the event's official webpage:

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.

Followed by a ScreenTalk with animation programmer and author, Clare Kitson, BFI Curator Jez Stewart and Batchelor’s daughter, Vivien Halas, chaired by film critic, Brian Sibley.
Event and films curated by Vivian Halas and guests.

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