We Live In Two Worlds selection from the GPO Film Unit Collection
Thursday, 30 May 2013 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Between the Wars exhibition public programme
We Live in Two Worlds
Selection of Films from The GPO Film Collection
30 May 2013
6.30pm until 8.30pm
The GPO Film Unit was one of the most remarkable creative institutions that Britain has produced. A hotbed of creative energy and talent, it provided a spring board to many of the best-known and critically acclaimed figures in the British Documentary Movement.
Manchester Art Gallery presents a selection of films made between 1936 and 1938, including the experimental animations of Len Lye and Norman McLaren, plus some well-loved classics and less well-known films. The screenings will be followed by a discussion.
Come early and get a drink or snack from the Gallery Cafe, to enjoy during the film showing. The screening will start promptly at 6.30pm in the Lecture Theatre.
This is part of the public programmes alongside the Between the Wars exhibition,which presents a selection of Manchester Art Gallery’s fine art collection to explore and celebrate the diversity of British art from the years between the First and Second World Wars (1919 to 1939). Between the Wars explores the wealth of British art, craft and industrial design made during this period, and focuses on the variety and interaction of artistic styles. Manchester’s prosperous textile industry produced important Patrons of the art of the day, thus MAG was able to build a large and wide ranging collection collecting both the avant-garde art as it was produced, as well as acquiring traditional work which, it was believed, would have a lasting quality.
For more information about this exhibition and events visit Manchester Art Gallery website
We Live in Two Worlds courtesy of the BFI