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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.
Daz with the Blue Whitener
Advert 1967 2 mins Location: Devon
Mrs Cross takes the Daz test but what will the outcome be?
T.V. Talk - Lintas
Advert 1954 20 mins
Points of view from a production company at the outset of commercial television in the UK.
Lyons Ice Cream Commercial
Advert 1938 1 mins Silent
From out of the vaults comes this pre-WWII cinema advert for ice-cream
Just the Ticket!
Advert 1953 2 mins
A hard-working Catford clippie and her family star in this cinema ad for hot chocolate.
Heinz Baked Beans : Common Market
Advert 1972 1 mins
In 1972 Britain entered the European common market full of beans. What could go wrong?
Advert 1952 2 mins
A cup of Horlicks helps a struggling husband bring home the bacon in this 1950s advert.