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A Length of Time

A documentary on life, filmic time and stock car racing.

1970 22 mins

Overview

A Length of Time is a portrait of Anthony Bruegger, a young stock car racer. He is the filmmaker’s nephew and also appears in some of her other films. The film’s title refers to time in film, which can be measured in lengths of film material (100ft, 300ft, etc), and which Anne Rees-Mogg compares and contrasts here to lived time.

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.