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Free Cinema
  • Description
    A highly influential but critically neglected movement in British cinema history, Free Cinema not only re-invented British documentary in the 1950s but also served as a precursor for the better known British New Wave of social-realist feature films in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Born in February 1956, when a group, led by critic and filmmaker Lindsay Anderson, screened their short films at the National Film Theatre, Free Cinema proved so popular that five more programmes followed until 1959, featuring films by young British and Foreign filmmakers.

    The BFI has brought together, for the first time, the eleven films of the three British programmes in this 3-disc boxset. This definitive collection includes a number of fascinating shorts made on a shoestring budget and a 16mm Bolex camera by first-time directors such as Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson (Momma Don't Allow), Claude Goretta and Alain Tanner (Nice Time), Michael Grigsby (Enginemen) and Robert Vas (Refuge England), as well as the more ambitious, 35mm featurettes Together (dir. Lorenza Mazzetti), Every Day Except Christmas (dir. Lindsay Anderson) and We Are the Lambeth Boys (dir. Karel Reisz).

    Disc 1 - Free Cinema 1:
    O Dreamland
    Momma Don't Allow
    Together

    Free Cinema 3:
    Wakefield Express
    Nice Time
    The Singing Street
    Every Day Except Christmas

    Disc 2 - Free Cinema 6:
    Refuge England
    Enginemen
    We Are the Lambeth Boys
    Food for a Blush

    Disc 3 - Beyond Free Cinema:
    One Potato, Two Potato
    March to Aldermaston
    The Vanishing Street
    Tomorrow's Saturday
    Gala Day
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    E
    Region:
    2
    Aspect Ratio:
    Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
    Number of Discs:
    3
    Main Language:
    English
    Subtitle Languages:
    English for the Hard of Hearing
    studio:
    BFI

Free Cinema

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  • Description
    A highly influential but critically neglected movement in British cinema history, Free Cinema not only re-invented British documentary in the 1950s but also served as a precursor for the better known British New Wave of social-realist feature films in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Born in February 1956, when a group, led by critic and filmmaker Lindsay Anderson, screened their short films at the National Film Theatre, Free Cinema proved so popular that five more programmes followed until 1959, featuring films by young British and Foreign filmmakers.

    The BFI has brought together, for the first time, the eleven films of the three British programmes in this 3-disc boxset. This definitive collection includes a number of fascinating shorts made on a shoestring budget and a 16mm Bolex camera by first-time directors such as Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson (Momma Don't Allow), Claude Goretta and Alain Tanner (Nice Time), Michael Grigsby (Enginemen) and Robert Vas (Refuge England), as well as the more ambitious, 35mm featurettes Together (dir. Lorenza Mazzetti), Every Day Except Christmas (dir. Lindsay Anderson) and We Are the Lambeth Boys (dir. Karel Reisz).

    Disc 1 - Free Cinema 1:
    O Dreamland
    Momma Don't Allow
    Together

    Free Cinema 3:
    Wakefield Express
    Nice Time
    The Singing Street
    Every Day Except Christmas

    Disc 2 - Free Cinema 6:
    Refuge England
    Enginemen
    We Are the Lambeth Boys
    Food for a Blush

    Disc 3 - Beyond Free Cinema:
    One Potato, Two Potato
    March to Aldermaston
    The Vanishing Street
    Tomorrow's Saturday
    Gala Day
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    E
    Region:
    2
    Aspect Ratio:
    Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
    Number of Discs:
    3
    Main Language:
    English
    Subtitle Languages:
    English for the Hard of Hearing
    studio:
    BFI
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