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We're No Angels
The punks go shopping in this evocatively dingy entry in Captain Zip's seminal Video Trip.
Amateur film 1979 16 mins Silent Not rated
An evocatively dingy entry in Captain Zip's Video Trip, a series of 8mm films documenting the London punk scene. Captain Zip (aka Phil Munnoch) first invites the gang to his Portobello Road squat - the Zip Cave - where fun with a tube of toothpaste ensues. Then to Alaska Studios in Waterloo where punk band The Dispozest are rehearsing, and punk shop Smutz in Beaufort Market on the King's Road.
Police get involved when the punks march on Seditionaries, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's legendary shop at 430 King's Road. Look out for the elephant!
Documentary 1983 12 mins Location: Brixton
Punk rebellion and anarchy with Peterborough-based punk band The Destructors, six years after their formation.
Punk In 60 Seconds
Promotional 2016 1 mins
Anarchy in the UK… This rare footage presents a short blast of the punk energy that took over the streets of Britain in the late 1970s.
Music video 1980 24 mins Location: Great Yarmouth
Four rowdy teen punks tussle with the girls they fancy in this energetic pop music film shot on the seafront at Great Yarmouth.
Amateur film 1981 12 mins Silent Location: Chelsea
Punks find their turf invaded by New Romantics in the final part of Captain Zip's seminal Video Trip.
Punk Can Take It
Promotional 1979 19 mins
This power-packed promotional film for the UK Subs also showcases the distinctive talents of unconventional writer and director Julien Temple.
Don't Dream It - See It
Amateur film 1978 15 mins Silent Location: Chelsea
The Kings Road punks go on a day trip - to 10 Downing Street! - in this edition of Captain Zip's Video Trip.
King's cross Coverage
1957 10 mins Silent Location: Camden Town
An observational study of the activity around the arrival and departures at King’s Cross station
Sally the Sparrow
Documentary 1945 9 mins Location: Camden Town
Explore London Zoo with one of its greediest residents, Sally the sparrow.
London Can Take It!
Government sponsored film 1940 9 mins Location: London
Humphrey Jennings and Harry Watt’s famous GPO film is an enduring example of British self-mythology; a hymn to London’s resilience that helped persuade America to join the war.
Non-Fiction 1969 21 mins Silent Location: Camden Town
Join distracted onlookers at a protest “be-in” at Camden’s Roundhouse –alongside portraits of Lenin and a giant inflatable phallus.
Magazine and Review show 1985 9 mins Location: Camden Town
Composition is the key as Nancy Kuo guides us through the strength and grace of her art in her Camden Town studio.
Barging through London
1924 11 mins Location: Limehouse
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.