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BAFTA and London Short Film Festival present Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright in Conversation
Sat 5 Jan 18:00 BAFTA
Actor/Writer Alice Lowe has recently been widely praised as the co-lead and co-writer of the Ben Wheatley’s latest directorial offering Sightseers, but she’s also sure-footedly gained a following over the last decade with some other great comedy offerings, not least through her rich collaboration with director Jacqueline Wright.
Working in a tradition of droll British sketch comedy and improv, Jacqueline Wright and Alice Lowe have created many short works together through their production company Jackal Films. With Alice writing and starring, and Jacqueline directing, they’ve delivered great absurdist characters and sketches through spoof music videos such Kitty Porn and Earth Birth; a mocumentary about a forgotten world music star Val Hallah in Junglophilia; and a BBC3 sketch comedy pilot in Lifespam which introduced us to Denise who suffers from a debilitating phobia of Boy George. Music is at the heart of much of their work with Jane Watkins’ compositions underpinning some of Alice Lowe’s fine spoof personae singing everything from ‘electrofilth’ to Kate Bush-meets-moon-child encantations.
Tonight we’ll revisit some of the Alice Lowe/Jacqueline Wright collaborations and afterwards they’ll be in conversation with the Artistic Director of the BFI Southbank and the London Film Festival, Clare Stewart.
With Lowe accumulating a body of work that includes collaboration with The Might Boosh, Simon Pegg, and Edgar Wright, and Wright developing a feature, this is your chance to catch two of the UK’s real rising stars of comedy.