Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tonight's show: London Film Societies

On 25th October 1925, The original Film Society held its inaugural meeting at the New Gallery Kinema in Regent Street in London. Founder members of The Film Society included Anthony Asquith, H G Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Augustus John and Maynard Keynes. One of the primary objectives of the society was to screen more of the avant-garde material which had not found an outlet in the commercial cinema. It's ironic how little has changed and how film societies are as necessary as ever in today's cinematic climate!
On the eve of this year's London Horror Film Festival, we're looking at homegrown, less commercial alternatives! Alex Fitch talks to Darren Perry who runs the West London Fantastic Film Society and Adrian Winchester who has been running a horror film club in South London for 25 years...
10.30pm Resonance 104.4 FM / streamed at and will be available to podcast here soon after. This site is available both in HTML or as an RSS feed...

Links: The Unoffcial UK Film Societies site
A brief history of the film society movement in Britain
IMDb page on Stolen Face (the film I had just watched at Adrian's before the interview)
Listen to Adrian interviewing Norman J. Warren in an earlier I'm ready for my close-up
N.B./ The official Film Societies site is currently offline

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Really interesting sources here. It's a shame I got to this entry a few years late. I've been trying to find info on the two film societies you mention, do you perhaps have a contact email for Darren Perry or Andrian Winchester?
Thanks x

my email: regina_felanjy (@)