The course leader of our Moving Image BA(Hons), and artist and writer, Matthew Noel-Tod, presents his new short film Soft Floor, Hard Film: 50 Years of the London Film-Makers’ Co-op which celebrates the LFMC’s 50th anniversary.
Frieze Video and LUX present Soft Floor, Hard Film, a new short film about the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative (LFMC). Formed on October 13th 1966, it grew out of a series of screenings in the basement of counter-culture book store, Better Books, on Charing Cross road to become a pioneering organisation incorporating a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. Radical in its early ideals, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing moving image as an art form in the UK and internationally.
The screening will be followed by a discussion between Matthew, former LFMC members Malcolm Le Grice and Lis Rhodes, and film curator Mark Weber, and a screening of Light Music (1975), Rhodes’s iconic – and rarely seen – expanded cinema work.
The event also marks the launch of a new book, published by LUX and edited by Mark Webber. Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative 1966–76 brings together texts, interviews images and archival documents, and includes newly commissioned essays by Mark Webber, Kathryn Siegel & Federico Windhausen.