Girls Own Story – Jane Campion,1984
(shown in the ladies toilets)
Hells Angels take a mini-break – BBC documentary, 1973
(shown in the bar)
You can watch this short documentary on Adam Curtis’s excellent blog here. Adam writes about the film - They’re obviously not very nice people (especially as they tend to go on about Nazis). And the film has a disapproving commentary that talks about their “psychotic tendencies” and their “empty daily existence”. But as you watch the film you begin to realise that the director (or possibly the editor) was making a completely different film.
It uses the Hells Angels as a comic and exaggerated parody of the emptiness of the daily life for everyone in Britain.
Stealing Beauty – Guy Ben-Ner,2007
(shown in the office)
thanks to Al Cameron for introducing us to this film…
Downside Up – Tony Hill, 1984
(shown in the cinema)
Call of the Wild – Spartacus Chetwynd, 2007
(shown in the projection room)
you can watch Call of the Wild on ubu here.
Birth of the Goalkeeper of the 2001 FA Cup Final – Mike Leigh, 1975
(shown in the dark room)
Here are a couple of beautiful films that could easily have been part of the WE ARE FAMILY programme…
The first is Centaurs a fragment of early animation from 1921 featuring a surprisingly hetero-normative family of half human/half horses.