F.Y.I30. Aug - 1. Sep 12 / ended Pump House Gallery
11-5 (with an 8pm talk and screening 30 Aug)
11am – 5pm (screening starts at 8pm on the 30 August)
At the end of August, the Pump House Gallery will explore the social purpose of film by becoming a Pop Up Public Info Cinema with an outdoor Showtime screening and a three day exhibition.
F.Y.I. revisits public information films and government-commissioned films from 1930s to the year 2000. From the innovative early works of filmmakers in the GPO Film Unit to the horror-movie like TV warnings of the 1970s, it explores the role and responsibility of public information films in keeping British citizens informed while often allowing creative freedom for filmmakers. From experimental animation to informative musicals, these films all operate as social documents of the times.
On the 30th August, there will be an introductory talk by BFI curator Catherine McGahan from 8pm and a screening of a feature length public information film from 8.30pm on the gallery's terrace. It is a free event (pay bar) and no booking is necessary. Limited chairs are available, you are welcome to bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on.
Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8871 7572
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