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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.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
Parade of Troops with Band and Crowds Following
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
For Britons during the Boer War, a welcome opportunity to support the troops - and march alongside them
Workers Leaving Work at Vickers
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Factory gate glimpses at - we think - Barrow-in-Furness
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
The Biter Bit
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
Film's first joke? A fresh take on an old prank.
Opening of the Kiel Canal
Non-Fiction 1895 0 mins Silent
This was one of a series of actuality films made by the Victorian pioneer Birt Acres during 1895. The film is thought to have been shot on June 20, on the occasion of the opening of the Kiel Canal by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Acres shot other films at the same time, but they have not survived.