Working Togetherexamines the historical legacy and contemporary relevance of British film collectives in the 1970s. The book contains interviews with filmmakers, newly commissioned essays by theorists and a wide variety of historical archive material. This publication comes after the exhibition Petra Bauer: Me, You, Us, Them, which took place at Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, 27 March – 8 May 2010.
Featuring the work of Cinema Action, The Berwick Street Film Collective and The London Women's Film Group among others.
Table of Contents: Foreword - Andrew Hunt Introductions: Learning Now From Then - Petra Bauer There and Back Again - Dan Kidner Essays: Happy Knowledge - Esther Leslie Work, Politics and Feminism: Women of the Rhondda and the London Women's Film Group's The Amazing Equal Pay Show - Nina Power Conversations: Peter Osborne in conversation with Paul Willemen Humphry Trevelyan in conversation with Petra Bauer and Dan Kidner Steve Sprung in conversation with Petra Bauer and Dan Kidner Ann Guedes in conversation with Petra Bauer and Dan Kidner Archive - Texts 1970 to 1982: Simon Hartog, 'Nowsreel of the potentialities of a political cinema', Afterimage, No. 1, 1970, unpaginated Jim Pines, 'Notes on Political Cinema', Cinema Rising, No. 1, April 1972, pp. 20-26 Claire Johnson, 'Women's Cinema as Counter Cinema', Screen Pamphlet 2, 1973, pp. 24-31 Bertold Brecht, 'Collective Presentation', Screen, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1974, pp. 41-48 Cinema Action, Cinema Action, Information Sheet, July 1975, unpaginated Film Video Extra, No. 5, Information Sheet on Cinema Action, 1975, unpaginated 'News', Edinburgh International Film Festival press release, 1975, unpaginated Jane Clarke and Helen MacKintosh, 'Film Form Feminism', Time Out, 1975, pp. 16-17 Berwick Street Film Collective, Extract from the festival programme of the 'First Festival of British Independent Cinema', 1975, unpaginated London Women's Film Group, Information Sheet, 1976, unpaginated Annette Kuhn, 'Whose Choice', Red Rag, No. 11, 1976, p. 25 Claire Johnson and Paul Willemen, 'Brecht in Britain: The Independent Political Film (on the Nightcleaners)', Screen, Vol. 16, No. 4, Winter 1975/1976, pp. 101-118 David Glynn and Paul Marris, 'Seven Years of Cinema Action', Afterimage, No. 6, 1976, pp. 64-83 Noel Burch, 'Avant-Garde or Vanguard?', Afterimage, No. 6, 1976, pp. 52-63 Mike Dunford, 'Experimental/Avant-Garde/Revolutionary/Film Practice', Afterimage, No. 6, 1976, pp. 96-112 Esther Ronay and Felicity Sparrow, 'Woman of the Rhodda', Circles promotional material, 1982, unpaginated Claire Johnston, Marc Karlin, Mark Nash and Paul Willemen, 'Problems of Independent Cinema', Screen, Vol. 21, No. 4, Winter 1980-1981, pp. 19-43 Marc Karlin, 'A Detour "round" So That You Can Live: Popular Memory', Framework, No. 19, 1982, pp. 10-11