Michael Connerty teaches film and animation history in IADT, Dun Laoghaire. He has taught on other areas of visual culture, particularly the history and theory of comics, which is where his energies are currently directed. In the past he has performed numerous roles in Darklight, interviewing guests, and curating a number of programmes of animation and experimental cinema. He has written and performed with two of Dublin’s premiere underground rock and roll bands, Female Hercules and Mouthpiece.
The Strange and Magical World of Czech Animation
Friday 29 October 2010, 2.00pm IFI Cinema
A rare screening of 35mm prints of films by the masters of Czech puppet and stop-motion animation: Karel Zeman, Jiri Barta, Jan Svankmajer, and Jiri Trnka. The films, by turns arresting and beautiful, odd and surreal, have huge influence in contemporary animation and include a couple of Oscar-winners.
Contemporary Animation, The Best of Annecy 2010
Saturday 30 October, 1.00pm IFI Cinema
We’ve picked an unmissable selection from this year’s Annecy festival and thrown in some additional treats. Come and see some incredible films – a number of which picked up awards at the festival – animated music videos, and new work by Max Hattler, Malcolm Sutherland and others.