AboutScreenings and discussion with Steve Sprung and Alex Sainsbury.
3pm, So That You Can Live (1982, 83 minutes) by Cinema Action.
4.30pm, Year of the Beaver (1985, 77 minutes) by Steve Sprung/Poster Collective.
6pm, Steve Sprung and Alex Sainsbury in conversation.
So That You Can Live follows five years in the life of the Butts family from South Wales. It developed from Cinema Action's project The Social Contract which began in the mid 70s and through which the collective met Shirley Butts, who was then leading a strike for equal pay for women at the GEC factory. Year of the Beaver focuses on the strike at the Grunwick Film Processing Laboratory in North London in 1977, and âthe staged media event' surrounding it. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with Alex Sainsbury and Steve Sprung.
This event is part of the programme 'Visions, Divisions and Revisions: Political Film and Film Theory in the 1970s and 80s', organised by Petra Bauer and Dan Kidner. It takes place during the exhibition 'A History of Irritated Material', 25 February to 2 May 2010.
This event is free but booking is essential as space is limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.