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LIAF 2018: Animated Documentaries – Truth, Lies, Love and Sex/The Films of Jonathan Hodgson + Q&A (15)

December 2, 2018
5:00 pm

London based animation director Jonathan Hodgson has been making award winning animated films since the early 1980s and is probably best known for his BAFTA winning adaptation of Charles Bukowski’s poem ‘The Man with the Beautiful Eyes’. As well as making short films he has made a name for himself as a commercials director and has explored almost every technique of animation from pencil to stop frame to CGI  – his films being diverse in style with serious and thought provoking subject matter.

Much of the content in his work is drawn directly from personal experience and from watching and commenting on the world around him. In recent years he has worked increasingly in the area of documentary animation.

LIAF is very proud to present an evening with Jonathan Hodgson focusing specifically on his documentary work where he will present highlights from his early sketchbook based animation to his documentary feature work and including an onstage Q&A after the screening.

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Rug (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Rug, Jonathan HodgsonThe relationship between a Persian rug and a cat.

2015, 1min

What Comes After Religion (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, What Comes After Religion, Jonathan HodgsonThe debate between believers and atheists usually goes nowhere. The real issue is: what should fill the gaps created by the end of widespread belief?

2015, 3min

Guantamano Bay: The Hunger Strikes (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Guantamano Bay: The Hunger Strikes, Jonathan HodgsonThe daily brutality of life inside Guantamano Bay, the US detention camp in Cuba.

2014, 6min

The Banana Massacre (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Banana Massacre, Jonathan HodgsonA depiction of the mass killing that occurred in 1928 in Colombia when innocent people went on strike for better working conditions.

2013,  3min

Mostafaei: End the Death Penalty (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Mostafaei: End the Death Penalty, Jonathan HodgsonThe extraordinary story of Mohammad Mostafaei who has saved 20 of the 40 juveniles he has defended from execution in Iran.

2012, 6min

Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex, Jonathan HodgsonInside the counselling rooms of Relate, as clients wrestle with champagne soaked fantasies and impotence, with dark family secrets and shocking confessions of infidelity. Can Relate counselling help any of them?

2011, 3min

The Age of Stupid: War for Resources (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

The Age of Stupid: War for Resources, Jonathan Hodgson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe history of wars fought over resources from prehistory to the present day. A sequence from ‘The Age of Stupid’, Franny Armstrong’s feature length documentary about climate change.

2009, 2min

Forest Murmurs (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

ALIAF, London International Animation Festival, Forest Murmurs, Jonathan Hodgsonn animated exploration of Epping Forest’s sinister past sparks off a journey into the dark side of the filmmaker’s mind.

2006, 13min

Camouflage (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Camouflage, Jonathan HodgsonA sensitive depiction of the experience of children growing up with schizophrenic parents.

2001, 8min

Feeling My Way (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Feeling My Way, Jonathan HodgsonA journey from home to work as seen through the filter of the conscious and subconscious mind.

1997, 6min

Nightclub (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Nightclub, Jonathan HodgsonAn observation of human behaviour in a social situation, hinting at the loneliness felt by the individual lost in the crowd.

1983, 6min

Dogs (Jonathan Hodgson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Dogs, Jonathan HodgsonA man takes his dog for a walk in the park where they encounter other dogs and their owners. The film explores the relationship between a man and his dog highlighting their contrasting approaches to life.

1981, 7min

Abductees (Paul Vester, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Abductees, Paul VesterSublime and terrifying depictions of alien abductions, narrated by hypnotised, memory-recovering abductees. Directed by Paul Vester and animated by 17 animators including Jonathan Hodgson.

1995, 11min