International Lens Film Series: Pop Goes the Easel
2/4/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Courtney Martin, Assistant Professor of History and Art
United Kingdom (1962) Dir: Ken Russell
Ken Russell’s first full-length documentary for the BBC’s arts series Monitor. It focuses on four British Pop Artists – Peter Blake, Peter Philips, Pauline Boty, and Derek Boshier. Revolutionary in his approach, he developed a whole range of new techniques to capture and reflect the excitement and energy of these young artists, which was cutting edge back in 1962, but are now part of the very heart of documentary-making. A beautiful film that captures these artists, their work, and the start of the swinging sixties perfectly. English. Unrated. 44 mins. DVD.