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13th October, 2014

72-82 at the 58th BFI London Film Festival

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13th October, 2014
BFI Southbank, NFT3 Belvedere Road, South Bank London SE1 8XT

As part of the 58th BFI London Film Festival, producer/director and LCC Professor of Film William Raban presents a screening of his film ‘72-82’. This will be followed by a discussion with Raban, Anne Bean and other artists featured in the film.

In ‘72-82’, the first ten years of the groundbreaking London arts organisation Acme are explored through rarely seen archival film and new interviews.

Raban’s bold new work continues his ongoing examination of London’s stratified social geography by exploring a fertile, creative scene in which he played a significant part. Solely using archival visual materials, he revisits the first ten years of art organization Acme, highlighting its work in housing artists in the East End and the extraordinary work that was produced.

The powerful archival footage incorporates Stephen Cripps’ pyrotechnic displays, an abrasive Anne Bean music performance and Stuart Brisley’s politically charged action ‘Ten Days’. Interviewees include: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Jock McFadyen and David Critchley.

Raban reflects on the nature of ‘evidence’ while a very particular vision of creative activity emerges – one based on devoted experimentation, location specificity and process.

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