The Extraordinary World of Charley Bowers
With Peter Lord
Date: Sat 18th Feb, 2023
Time: 09:30 hrs
Even heroes have heroes and for the internationally-admired
animator, director, producer and Aardman Animations co-founder Peter Lord, one is Charles R (Charley) Bowers (1877 – 1946) – not only an accomplished cartoonist, creator of hundreds of the Mutt & Jeff animations beloved by audiences in the 1920s and a popular
comedy actor, but also the inventor of a process enabling him to insert jaw-dropping stop-motion-based special effects into live action sequences.
Join Slapstick regular Pete as he hosts this event celebrating Bowers’ extraordinary life and work, along with some of his favourite shorts and clips – all with live musical accompaniment from Guenter A. Buchwald.
EVENT RUNNING TIME APPROX 1 hr 20 mins