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Jeff Keen Films
An aptly playful profile of the experimental filmmaker, introduced by Keen’s alter-ego Dr. Gaz.
An aptly playful profile of the experimental filmmaker, whose work is influenced by pop culture, pulp fiction and bad adverts. Following an introduction by Keen’s alter-ego Dr. Gaz, the filmmaker explains his approach to art and film, emphasising the importance of rhythm and chance to his work and his disavowal of the cinematic supremacy of “photo illusionism”.
John Akomfrah Selects
Francis Bacon: Paintings 1944-1962
Documentary 1963 11 mins
David Thompson’s wordless film from 1963 presents an unsettling montage of images from Bacon’s major mid-period works.
Barbara Hepworth at the Tate
Documentary 1969 12 mins
A record of the famed sculptor’s 1968 Tate retrospective, accompanied by a fascinating narration by Hepworth herself.
Performance 1995 5 mins
Katrina McPherson’s dance film intimately tracks the frenetic movements of a solo dancer, accompanied by an electronic score by Philip Jeck.
Photomontage Today: Peter Kennard
Documentary 1983 35 mins
An analysis of the use of photomontage to distort meaning and create subversive and oppositional art, exemplified by the work of Peter Kennard.
Sign Is a Fine Investment
Documentary 1983 46 mins
This fascinating documentary charts the history of advertising from 1897 up to 1960 – as the era of the Mad Men took hold.
The Lacey Rituals
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1972 63 mins
Performance artist Bruce Lacey’s singular take on the home movie, documenting the minutiae of family life from bath-time to toast-making.
The Lost Highway
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's