72-82 : Acme Studios film screening
Q&A with Jonathan Harvey (Co-founder/Chief executive, Acme Studios)
As part of The NewBridge Project’s 5th Birthday celebration. Jonathan Harvey, Co-founder & Chief executive of Acme Studios joined us to introduce a screening of William Raban’s bold new film about the extraordinary arts organisation Acme.
Raban’s bold new film sees him exploring London’s fertile, creative scene in which he played a significant part. Solely using archive footage, he revisits the first ten years of art organisation Acme, highlighting its work in housing artists in the East End and the extraordinary work that was produced. The powerful footage incorporates Stephen Cripps’ pyrotechnic displays, an abrasive Anne Bean music performance and Stuart Brisley’s politically charged action ‘Ten Days’. Interviewees include: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Jock McFadyen and David Critchley.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with Jonathan Harvey.
This screening formed part of a 2-Day conversation event in aid of The NewBridge Project’s 5th Birthday celebration – Do we need to grow up?
Presented in partnership with the Independent Cinema Office as part of the ICO Artists’ Moving Image Network, funded by Arts Council England.