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FIRST FORTNIGHT: LONG LIVE MY HAPPY HEAD

Director: Austen McCowan & Will Hewitt

88 mins, UK 2022, Digital

Gordon is a Scottish comic book artist with a big bushy beard, very expressive eyebrows – oh, and an inoperable, incurable brain tumour. By making autobiographical comics about his experience, he is able to communicate his thoughts and reactions to cancer in a medium and a language that is disarming, accessible and inviting.

Through intimately captured observational footage and video diary, stylised key interviews and animations created from Gordon’s comic illustrations, Long Live My Happy Head immerses the audience in Gordon’s world, and reveals how art, love and a sense of humour can soothe our deepest fears of mortality and losing the people we care most about.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Austen McCowan.

Book Tickets

Sunday 8th

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