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Lacey Rituals, The: Films by Bruce Lacey and Friends

Synopsis
A two-disc collection which gathers together many of the films made by avant-garde artist and filmmaker Bruce Lacey. A prominent figure on the counter-cultural arts scene in Britain during the 1960s, Lacey collaborated with many filmmakers, musicians and artists including director Richard Lester, cartoonist Bob Godfrey and artist Jill Smith. The collection includes the following films:

Early films: HEAD IN SHADOW (1951), AGIB AND AGAB (1953), The RUNNING, JUMPING & STANDING STILL FILM (1960), BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (1960), EVERYBODY’S NOBODY (1960), UNCLE’S TEA PARTY (1962), ONE MAN BAND (1965).

Human Behaviour Films: KISSING FILM (1967), HOW TO HAVE A BATH (1971), The LACEY RITUALS (1973), DOUBLE EXPOSURE (1975).

Performances and Documentation: The FLYING ALBERTS (1965), The FLYING ALBERTS (Bruce Lacey edit) (1965), HUMANOID RACE (1965), UNIVERSAL INTEGRATOR (1971), LACEYS AT HOME (1972), BRITISH LANDING ON THE MOON (1973), OUTSIDE IN (extract) (1973), R.O.S.A. B.O.S.O.M. (1996), IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU (2002).

Performance Inserts: HEADS BODIES AND LEGS (1973), STELLA CHASE (1974).

Earth Rituals and Later Films: AWAKENING THE EARTH GODDESS, ROUGHAM (1982), CASTLERIGG (c.1981), WALES STONE CIRCLES (c.1981), BREAKING AWAY TO COME TOGETHER (1984), THE RE-AWAKENING OF MY ANCESTRAL SPIRITS (1987).

The collection also includes The BRUCE LACEY EXPERIENCE a new documentary on Bruce Lacey by Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, and Nick Abrahams.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Art; Film studies
Keywords
avant-garde film & video; British art; experimental film & video; counter-culture; Lacey, Bruce

Credits

Director
Bob Godfrey; Bruce Lacey; Jeremy Deller; Nick Abrahams; Richard Lester

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£22.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
365 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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