I love Joanna Quinn. From the feminist rap of Beryl to the Colonial rant of Britannia, I think that she is a a fantastic animator, and a fantastic film maker.
At Bradford, not only did they have an entire exhibition dedicated to her work, but she was also on the jury, allowed herself to be bombarded by student portfolios at ‘Speed date the animators’ and curated a screening of her favourite films.
Now personally I don’t think that they were her favourite films. I think that she liked them, but I think that perhaps she used the opportunity to provide an education on important films that students should see. The list read practically as Animation 101, so I felt that I should pass on this list (with links where possible) as homework for any aspiring animators out there.
2 Sisters – Caroline Leaf
An incredible film, scratched directly on to 70mm film
Hill Farm – Mark Baker
Funny and poignant, try to find a better quality version than this
Your Face – Bill Plympton
Hilarious. The man is one hell of a caricaturist!
Who I Am and What I Want – David Shrigley / Chris Shepard
Psychopathic, but in the best way possible
Alternative Fringe – Candy Guard
Candy perfectly encapsulates the female experience
Flux – Christopher Hinton
Just plain manic
So there you go animation lovers, that’s Joanna Quinn’s list of her favourite films, a veritable treasure trove of delights!