Bird on a Wire (1974) – Tony Palmer

Leonard Cohen tour documentary in much the same vain as Dylan’s earlier Dont Look Back. Filmed during laughing Len's '72 European tour this is as much about what goes on behind the scenes as what happens on stage. Thought lost for the past thirty years, it's an absolute joy to finally be able to watch... Continue Reading →

Slade in Flame (1975) – Richard Loncraine

British music films are a funny old breed, most tend to stick to the A Hard Day's Night template of the band playing songs interspersed with a few wacky situations for 90 minutes. Sometimes there's an attempt at a story, and almost always they involve some kind of journey too. They're always quite light and... Continue Reading →

Dog (2001) – Andrea Arnold

Thematically linked in a few ways to Arnold's later Fish Tank, this short film sees Arnold finding her artistic feet and paves the way for what would become her Oscar winning short Wasp. Leah is a council-estate teen whose mum screams abuse at her when she leaves the flat rather than waving tutty-bye. Even if you... Continue Reading →

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