This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk 1979 – 1985, Tramway, 25 – 28 February, 2016



Thursday 25 February – Sunday 28 February, 2016


Free – Drop-in – no ticket required

Glasgow Film Festival presents a very rare chance to see this programme of key underground films from London’s post-punk era, which are newly available for the first time in a generation.

The early 1980s saw an explosion in alternative and independent moving image production. Clubbers, art students, new romantics and members of the post- punk scene used cheap domestic technologies to subvert the mainstream media and to find new modes of expression. THIS IS NOW explores this unique moment that gave rise to a new generation of artists inspired by the DIY ethos of punk, defying conventional ideas about how film should be made and who should make them.

Featuring titles by John Maybury, Jill Westwood, Isaac Julien, Grayson Perry, Cordelia Swann and artists from the highly influential Scratch Video movement, amongst many others, the majority of these works have been digitally remastered by the BFI National Archive from Super 8 and 16mm films that have been out of circulation for over thirty years.

The programme includes
This Is Now: Crime Calls For Night and Music from Groan Vessel
Saturday 27 February (19.00 – 20.45)

Author David Keenan will be presenting Crime Calls For Night – a talk based around the new introductory chapter to his seminal study of the industrial underground England’s Hidden Reverse. This book traces and analyses the transgressive urge that animated much of post-punk art, music and cinema while taking detours into Paleolithic art, Throbbing Gristle and Whitehouse, The Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and Lou Reed. Keenan asks if the use of atrocious images of genocide, serial murder and sexual violence that dominated much of Industrial culture can have any kind of initiatory or redemptive function.

There will also be music from Groan Vessel – a specially commissioned 6-person strong supergroup of musicians from Green Door Studios featuring members Whilst, MR TC, Pussy Mothers and Leatherette playing a special one-off set influenced by the work in the This Is Now exhibition.

Free – Drop-in – no ticket required

Event on Tramway

Glasgow Film Festival 2016
17 – 28 February, 2016.

25 Albert Drive
Glasgow, G41 2PE
0845 330 3501

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