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Gloucester Road Groove
Gloucester Road Groove

Gloucester Road Groove 1969


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Gloucester Road Groove 1969

3 mins United Kingdom Director. Jonathan Langran

A spirited celebration of youthful exuberance and the excitement of shooting with a movie camera. Jonathan Langran, then a young film student in 1960s London, films an evening escapade with friends including filmmakers David Larcher and Simon Hartog, which concludes with a meal in Dino’s restaurant. Although shot late at night, the streets of this cosmopolitan neighbourhood are bustling with activity.

Founded in 1966, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative started life at Better Books, a counter-culture bookshop on Charing Cross Road, where a group led by poet Bob Cobbing and filmmakers Stephen Dwoskin and Jeff Keen met to screen films. Initially inspired by the activities of the New American Cinema Group in New York, the London Co-op grew into a pioneering organisation that incorporated a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. During its four-decade history, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing film as an art form in the UK and participated in a vibrant international film scene. This BFI Player collection brings together new scans of films distributed by and/or produced at the London Co-op.

Directed by

Jonathan Langran


Experimenta Animation & Artists Moving Image


Street scenes Urban life


London Film-Makers' Co-op




United Kingdom



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