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1960s British Cinema: Histories and Legacies

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NFT3, BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road

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SE1 8XT

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This two-day conference will explore one of the most dynamic decades of British cinema history. Organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project ‘Transformation and Tradition in Sixties British Cinema’ run by the Universities of York and East Anglia, the event will bring together academic researchers and creative practitioners with personal experience of the period to discuss how we construct histories of the era's cinema and how might we understand its legacies.

With guest speakers Richard Lester, Sandy Lieberson, David Puttnam and Rita Tushingham.

Registration for a single day = £11

Registration for both days = £22


Provisional programme:

Wednesday 6 September, BFI Southbank, NFT 3

9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-9.45 Welcome from the project team

9.45-11.30 Panel 1: The Eastmancolor Revolution

Sarah Street, (University of Bristol), ‘The Colour of Social Realism’

Paul Frith (University of East Anglia), ‘Censorship and Colour in Hammer films, 1957-62’

Keith M. Johnson (University of East Anglia), ‘Selling ‘Eastman Colour’ in the 1960s’

Carolyn Rickards (University of Bristol), ‘The Rise (and Fall) of the Colourful Corporate Fantasy’

11.30-12.00 Coffee Break (coffee included in registration)

12.00-13.00 Interview 1: In conversation with David Puttnam and Sandy Lieberson

13.00-14.00 Lunch (Guests to make own arrangements)

14.00-15.30 Panel 2: New takes on the New Wave

Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England), ‘Male Stardom in the 1960s’

Clive Nwonka (LSE), ‘Reconsidering Flame in the Streets

Sian Barber (University of Belfast), ‘1960s British film on Irish television: Fragments from the RTÉ archive’

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.30 Panel 3: Archival investigations into creative practitioners

Justin Smith (De Montfort University), ‘London Calling: Peter Medak, Negatives (1968) and the New-Wave émigré in 1960s British cinema’

Sue Vice and David Forrest (University of Sheffield), ‘Kes: from page to screen’

Victoria Lowe (University of Manchester), ‘If .... (1968): Collaborative practice in 1960s British cinema’

17.30 Close of day 1


Thursday 7 September, BFI Southbank, NFT 3

9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-11.00 Panel 4: Gender, race, and generation: questions of identity

Margherita Sprio (University of Westminster), ‘Women in the Frame–Ken Loach’s Poor Cow (1967) Re-Visited’

Phillip Drummond (New York University in London), ‘Narratives of Race and Identity in British Cinema of the 1960s’

Robert Shail (Leeds Beckett University), ‘Mapping Children’s Cinema in a Decade of Change: The Children’s Film Foundation in the 1960s’

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break (coffee included in registration)

11.30-12.30 Interview 2: In conversation with Rita Tushingham

12.30-13.30 Lunch (Guests to make own arrangements)

13.30-15.00 Panel 5: Memories of cinema-going

Matthew Jones (De Montfort University), ‘Provincial permissiveness? Rural cinema audiences in 1960s Britain’

Emma Pett (University of East Anglia), ‘Women’s cinema-going experiences in 1960s Britain’

Melvyn Stokes (University College London), ‘“Swinging Sixties”? Connecting memories of sex and cinema-going in Britain’

15.00-15.30 Coffee Break (coffee included in registration)

15.30-17.00 Panel 6: Reputations and legacies

Steve Hawley (Manchester School of Art), ‘Sex up North. Viewing Morgan through The Family Way

Charles Drazin (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘If.... after If....

Steve Chibnall (De Montfort University), ‘Can-Can for Tonite: Selecting unseen footage from Peter Whitehead’s 1960s classic for Blu-ray release’

17.00-17.15 Comfort break

17.15-18.15 Interview 3: In conversation with Richard Lester

18.15 Close of conference

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