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Light Years: The Film Diaries of Tim Cawkwell (1968-87/2015-18)

Alternative title
The Film Diaries of Tim Cawkwell
Synopsis
Drawing inspiration from the American Underground films reaching Britain at the time, The Light Years seeks to emulate the qualities of the diary, thus making the personal public. The work brings together a series of short films made on 8mm between 1968 and 1987 to create a single diary film in 25 sections with its own narrative arc as a story of self-education. The material was digitized, re-edited, and voice-over and sound added between 2015 and 2018.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2018
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
experimental film & video; diaries; Travelogue films

Credits

Director
Tim Cawkwell

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£20.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
193 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

Lux

Email
info@lux.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 31412960
Address
Waterlow Park Centre
Dartmouth Park Hill
London
N19 5JF
Notes
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