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Working Together examines the historical legacy and contemporary relevance of British film collectives in the 1970s. 


Book tickets for June's Essential Experiments programme on the 23rd at 8.20pm of two Cinema Action films and Q&A with Ann Guedes and Steve Sprung here.

Working Together examines the historical legacy and contemporary relevance of British film collectives in the 1970s. 


Book tickets for June's Essential Experiments programme on the 23rd at 8.20pm of two Cinema Action films and Q&A with Ann Guedes and Steve Sprung here.

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Working Together examines 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.

Featuring the work of Cinema Action, The Berwick Street Film Collective and The London Women's Film Group among others.

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.

Printed in an edition of 1,000 copies.

 

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

Working Together examines 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.

Featuring the work of Cinema Action, The Berwick Street Film Collective and The London Women's Film Group among others.

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.

Printed in an edition of 1,000 copies.

 

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

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SKU 9781907185052
Author(s) Ann Guedes, Esther Leslie, Humphry Trevelyan, Nina Power, Paul Willemen, Peter Osborne, Steve Sprung
Publisher(s) Focal Point Gallery
Editor(s) Dan Kidner, Petra Bauer
Format Paperback
Original publication date 01.04.2013
Number of pages 224 pages with 143 b&w illustrations

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