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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
Documentary 1963 11 mins
David Thompson’s wordless film from 1963 presents an unsettling montage of images from Bacon’s major mid-period works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.