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BL CK B X: ALL YOU NEED'S AN EXCUSE
Sep 25 - Oct 26, 2019
An exhibition by The London Community Video Archive an organisation set up in 2016 to preserve and share community videos made in the 1970s/80s in London.

RON PECK : NIGHTHAWKS
Mar 1, 2020
Nighthawks was Britain’s first explicitly gay film made within the gay community. This quietly revolutionary film gives us one of cinema’s first complex, fully realised gay protagonists.
 
The screening of this rare film will be followed by a conversation between Director Ron Peck and artist Ian Giles.
 
Nighthawks is set in a post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS London. In the evenings Jim, an out geography teacher hits the bars, where the dance floor becomes a space of lusty liberation, dispiriting ritual and social connections. Peck made Nighthawks with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, advertising for roles in newspaper classifieds. Jim’s worlds collide when he’s confronted by his students. When asked if he is “bent” Jim gives the schoolboys a resounding lesson in tolerance that still reverberates today.

RON PECK : NIGHTHAWKS SCREENING AND TALK
Mar 01, 2020 2:00pm talk/event
A rare screening of 'Nighthawks' followed by Q&A with Ron Peck and Ian Giles. Nighthawks was Britain’s first explicitly gay film made within the gay community. This quietly revolutionary film gives us one of cinema’s first complex, fully realised gay protagonists.
 
The screening of this rare film will be followed by a conversation between Director Ron Peck and artist Ian Giles.
 
Nighthawks is set in a post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS London. In the evenings Jim, an out geography teacher hits the bars, where the dance floor becomes a space of lusty liberation, dispiriting ritual and social connections. Peck made Nighthawks with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, advertising for roles in newspaper classifieds. Jim’s worlds collide when he’s confronted by his students. When asked if he is “bent” Jim gives the schoolboys a resounding lesson in tolerance that still reverberates today.
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Waterlow Park, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19
 
Tickets 3, Booking via Eventbrite
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nighthawks-ron-peck-tickets-92042462483

Click to enlargeTANOA SASRAKU : O' PIERROT
Mar 7 - Apr 18, 2020
Private view Sat Mar 7 2pm - 4pm
LUX presents a solo exhibition by London-based artist Tanoa Sasraku, featuring a moving image work O’ Pierrot, as part of our exhibition series. Employing the narrative of Pierrot the Clown, and the aesthetic of Kenneth Anger’s pioneering avant-garde, queer film Rabbit’s Moon, O’ Pierrot explores the quest for British identity from a lesbian, mixed-race, British perspective. O’ Pierrot emerges from Sasraku’s four months at Academy Costumes, in South-East London, as part of The New Flesh Artists’ Residency. Through the design and fabrication of her own costumes, set, and props, Sasraku engages in a re-telling of Rabbit’s Moon by Kenneth Anger. Costume drives the narrative of Sasraku’s silent fairy tale as the black, British grind enters the realm of the surreal.
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Apr 19 - May 1, 2020

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