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Nightcleaners & '36 to '77 - (Blu-ray) Nightcleaners & '36 to '77 - (Blu-ray)

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by Berwick Street Film Collective

by Berwick Street Film Collective

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Nightcleaners (1975) by the Berwick Street Film Collective has long been recognised as a landmark of British experimental film and political cinema. Together with its companion film ’36 to ’77 (1978), it pioneered a film form as radical as the Collective’s politics.

The films chronicle one of the key campaigns of the women’s movement in the 1970s. The campaign to unionise women night cleaners in London anticipates contemporary issues regarding precarious labour.

To celebrate the first digital release of the films, a special box set has been produced containing the two films on Blu-ray discs, reproductions of historical material, including news sheets of the women’s movement – one designed by Mary Kelly, a member of the Film Collective, an interview with whom is also included as well as rare illustrations and contributions from the filmmakers and new essays contextualising the films.

With contributions by Benjamin Cook, Kodwo Eshun, Mary Kelly, Marc Karlin, Dan Kidner, Sheila Rowbotham, Alex Sainsbury, Sukhdev Sandhu, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan.

The publication is a box containing two books and two discs (Blu-ray).

 

Book 1 includes commissioned essays by Kodwo Eshun, Dan Kidner, Sheila Rowbotham, Sukhdev Sandhu, and Humphry Trevelyan, plus a new interview with Mary Kelly, excerpts of interviews with Marc Karlin and from James Scott’s Nightcleaners production diary (1972).

Book 2 contains facsimiles, including an issue of Shrew (1971), the publication of the Women’s Liberation Workshop (this issue designed by Mary Kelly and dedicated to the cleaners’ struggle); excerpts from Red Rag (1973) and Spare Rib (1975); newsletters of the Cleaners Actions Group (1971); and a 1977 transcript of Nightcleaners.

Edited by Dan Kidner and Alex Sainsbury

Designed by John Morgan studio

Please note that this Blu-ray is for individual purchase only, for institutional sales please contact LUX directly.

Nightcleaners (1975) by the Berwick Street Film Collective has long been recognised as a landmark of British experimental film and political cinema. Together with its companion film ’36 to ’77 (1978), it pioneered a film form as radical as the Collective’s politics.

The films chronicle one of the key campaigns of the women’s movement in the 1970s. The campaign to unionise women night cleaners in London anticipates contemporary issues regarding precarious labour.

To celebrate the first digital release of the films, a special box set has been produced containing the two films on Blu-ray discs, reproductions of historical material, including news sheets of the women’s movement – one designed by Mary Kelly, a member of the Film Collective, an interview with whom is also included as well as rare illustrations and contributions from the filmmakers and new essays contextualising the films.

With contributions by Benjamin Cook, Kodwo Eshun, Mary Kelly, Marc Karlin, Dan Kidner, Sheila Rowbotham, Alex Sainsbury, Sukhdev Sandhu, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan.

The publication is a box containing two books and two discs (Blu-ray).

 

Book 1 includes commissioned essays by Kodwo Eshun, Dan Kidner, Sheila Rowbotham, Sukhdev Sandhu, and Humphry Trevelyan, plus a new interview with Mary Kelly, excerpts of interviews with Marc Karlin and from James Scott’s Nightcleaners production diary (1972).

Book 2 contains facsimiles, including an issue of Shrew (1971), the publication of the Women’s Liberation Workshop (this issue designed by Mary Kelly and dedicated to the cleaners’ struggle); excerpts from Red Rag (1973) and Spare Rib (1975); newsletters of the Cleaners Actions Group (1971); and a 1977 transcript of Nightcleaners.

Edited by Dan Kidner and Alex Sainsbury

Designed by John Morgan studio

Please note that this Blu-ray is for individual purchase only, for institutional sales please contact LUX directly.

Extras

  • Package contains 2 Blu-ray discs
  • With contributions by Ben Cook, Kodwo Eshun, Mary Kelly, Marc Karlin, Dan Kidner, Sheila Rowbotham, Alex Sainsbury, Sukhdev Sandhu, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan.
  •  2 books + 2 Blu-ray (boxed)
  • 212 pages
  • 11 colour and 25 black & white illustrations
  • 304mm x 216mm
  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    SKU 9783960983811BluRay
    Year 1975 & 1978 (Blu-ray 2019)
    Director Berwick Street Film Collective
    Format Blu-Ray
    Publisher(s) LUX / Koenig Books / Raven Row
    Countries United Kingdom
    Language(s) English
    Running time 94 mins
    Blu-ray region Region free
    Certificate N/a

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