72-82

By William RABAN

BOW VISIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

72-82 tells the story of the first ten years of Acme Studios and their ground-breaking work providing artists' housing and studios in London. It also features some of the pioneering exhibitions at the Acme Gallery that was based in Covent Garden from 1976-81.

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BFI London FF 2014
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • William RABAN
    • Synopsis
    • "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 film 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."
      William Fowler BFI
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