Tonite Let's All Make Love in London, dir. Peter Whitehead, UK 1967, 66 min., English
One of Britain’s most provocative and idiosyncratic filmmakers, Peter Whitehead (1937 – 2019) created a body of work which shocked, entertained and infuriated audiences in equal measure.
A self-described ‘pop concerto for film’, Whitehead’s celebrated Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967) probes the myth and the reality of ‘Swinging London’, tapping into both the confidence and the confusion of an iconic moment in time.
Recently digitally restored, the documentary presents a remarkable insight into Sixties counterculture through an intimate, impressionistic collage of rare concert and studio performances from bands including Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones, and interviews and appearances from key cultural figures including John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Vanessa Redgrave, Lee Marvin, Julie Christie, Allen Ginsberg, Edna O'Brien, David Hockney and Michael Caine.
This screening is followed by a panel discussion hosted by Alissa Clarke (co-curator of the Peter Whitehead Archive at De Montfort University) with Jenny Spires and Sue Kingsford, both of whom influenced Whitehead’s work.
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.
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