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Doozy

With a rich variety of techniques, this experimental documentary recreates the career of actor Paul Lynde, who played some of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest villains.

Dir Richard Squires
Prod Madeleine Molyneaux, Abigail Addison
UK
2018
70min
Prod Co LMFYFF Productions Ltd

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. Remember the Hooded Claw and Mildew Wolf? Reenactments, expert opinions, personal biography and some musical numbers expose 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.

Helen de Witt

+ Onward Lossless Follows

Dir Michael Robinson. USA 2017. 17min

Stroboscopic dreams of escape through technology emerge from the mundanity of America’s suburbia and the environmental collapse of the planet.

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