Ennis Street Arts Festival is delighted to present and Premiere ‘Puppet’ a Film, at Glór, Ennis. A fascinating study of American puppetry’s fraught history, from its marginalisation as children’s theatre to its sudden explosion in popularity as high art.
David Soll’s Puppet Film tracks the making of New York puppeteer Dan Hurlin’s production ‘Disfamer’, based on the life of eccentric, Depression-era Arkansas photographer, Mike Disfarmer whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever. Puppet Film gives a wider view of the art of puppetry, which provides the audiences with an understanding of how puppeteers bring life to these creations and how emotions are projected onto them and into the audience.
If you are an artists, film maker, film producer, art student or just love performance art, this documentary will inspire your creativity and will provide you with a rare networking opportunity with these fantastic artists from New York.
Puppet Film will be followed by a Q+A by David Soll, Film Director (NY), Hannah Rosenzweig, Film Producer (NY), Chris Green, Puppeteer(NY) and Tommy Baker from Your Man Puppets (Ireland).