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Free Cinema R2 (Uk Import) -
Releasedatum: 11 maart 2006
The term Free Cinema was coined by critic and filmmaker Lindsay Anderson, when he, Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson and Lorenza Mazzetti screened a programme of their short films at the National Film Theatre on 5 February 1956. The films were 'free' in the sense that they were made outside the framework of the film industry, and that their statements were entirely personal. They had in common not only the conditions of their production (shoestring budget, unpaid crew) and the equipment they employed (usually hand-held 16mm Bolex cameras), but also a style and attitude and an experimental approach to sound. Mostly funded by the British Film Institute's Experimental Film Fund, they featured ordinary, mostly working-class people at work and play, displaying a rare sympathy and respect, and a self-consciously poetic style. This collection contains: O Dreamland (dir. Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1953, 12 mins), Momma Donít Allow (dir. Karel Reisz/Tony Richardson, UK, 1956, 22 mins), Together (dir. Lorenza Mazzetti, UK, 1956, 52 mins), Wakefield Express (dir. Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1952, 30 mins), Nice Time (dir. Alain Tanner/Claude Goretta, UK, 1957, 17 mins), The Singing Street (dir. Norton Park Group/Nigel McIsaac, UK, 1952, 18 mins), Everyday Except Christmas (dir. Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1957, 40 mins), Refuge England (dir. Robert Vas, UK, 1959, 27 mins), Enginemen (dir. Michael Grigsby, UK, 1959, 21mins), We Are the Lambeth Boys (dir. Karel Reisz, UK, 1959, 52 mins) Food for a Blush (dir. Elizabeth Russell, UK, 1959, 30 mins), One Potato Two Potato (dir. Leslie Daiken, UK, 1957, 21 mins), March to Aldermaston (anonymous, UK, 1959, 33 mins), The Vanishing Street (dir. Robert Vas, UK, 1962, 18 mins), Tomorrow's Saturday (dir. Michael Grigsby, UK, 1962, 18 mins), Gala Day (dir. John Irvin, UK, 1963, 26 mins).

DVD Extra's:
Small Is Beautiful: The story of the Free Cinema films told by their makers (2006) 43-minute documentary. A specially curated collection of five rarely seen short films from the late 1950s/early 1960s, made in the spirit of the Free Cinema movement. 40-page, fully illustrated booklet including a general introduction; the original manifestoes, notes on each of the 16 films, plus a further reading list and web links.

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