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Show of Shows DVD, The

Synopsis
This film tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and vaudeville and fairground attractions. In this film, rarities and never-before-seen footage of fairgrounds, circus entertainment, freak shows, variety performances, music hall and seaside entertainment are chronicled from the 19th & 20th century. The film has been created with exclusive access to The University of Sheffield’s National Fairground Archive and is accompanied by a new score by Georg Holm & Orri Pall Dyrason of Icelandic band Sigur Ros, in collaboration with Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Dagur Holm.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2016
Subjects
Arts and Humanities; Film studies
Keywords
archive films; circus; fairgrounds; popular culture; fairground rides; archival film; entertainers

Credits

Director
Benedikt Erlinsson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
73 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
http://www.dogwoof.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
Name

University of Sheffield Learning & Teaching Services

Web
http://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/category.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=114 External site opens in new window
Phone
0114 22 20401
Address
New Spring House (Ground Floor)
231 Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2GW
United Kingdom
Notes
LeTS holds a back catalogue of high quality educational video programmes it has produced, all of which are available in DVD format. The 100+ titles cover most academic subject areas and contain valuable sequences in the form of animations and demonstrations. The DVDs are available to purchse from the university’s online store.

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