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This is Now: Video Killed the Radio Star

Early independent video releases were the revolutionary, DIY antidote to a TV system only just gearing up to a fourth channel. They bypassed censorship and gave a platform to the marginalised and unsanctioned. This eclectic selection includes a very rare John Smith title and punchy, stuttering Scratch Video works by The Duvet Brothers, Kim Flitcroft & Sandra Goldbacher, Gorilla Tapes and George Barber. Followed by discussion by Bryan Biggs and Will Sergeant.

Cert 12

Films:

Echo and the Bunnymen: Shine So Hard UK 1981. Dir John Smith. 32 min

The Miners’ Campaign Tapes: The Lie Machine UK 1984. 15 min

The Greatest Hits of Scratch Video Volume 2 UK 1984. Dir Various. 25 min

 

LUX is pleased to present This is Now: Film and Video After Punk , a major new touring project that looks at artists’ film and video from the post-punk era (1979–85). The project comprises seven
screening programmes and is developed in partnership with the BFI National Archive.

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