Joanna Quinn is one of Britain’s most distinctive animators. Her first film, Girls Night Out (1987), featuring working-class heroine Beryl, was a humorous riposte to machismo and a celebration of uninhibited female sexuality that won three major awards at Annecy. Since introducing audiences to Beryl, Joanna and her writing and producing partner, Les Mills, have created three more personal films about her: Body Beautiful, Dreams and Desires: Family Ties, and Beryl’s newest adventure, Affairs of the Art. The politics of gender and oppression, along with Joanna’s obsessive fascination and delight with exploring the eccentricities of the female body, remain the central themes of their work together. Joanna’s dynamic, fluid style makes her animation vibrant, energetic and unique. Her films—including Britannia, a savage indictment of British imperialism—have won just about every major international award, including BAFTAs and Emmys, in addition to receiving two Oscar® nominations. A committed educator, Joanna lectures at major colleges and universities around the world.
Q+A WITH JOANNA QUINN
& LES MILLS
Q+A | Sat 17 April 4pm BST
60mins | Adv12+
Pay what you can
(suggested £5, minimum £3)
Join animator & director Joanna Quinn and screenwriter & producer Les Mills in conversation with Helen Brunsdon.
Ymunwch â'r cyfarwyddwr a'r animeiddiwr Joanna Quinn a'r sgriptiwr ffilmiau a'r cynhyrchydd Les Mills mewn sgwrs â Helen Brunsdon.