1968 saw a spirit of both optimism and chaos, as a whole generation questioned the values of their parents and unrest flared up in cities across the world. This summer a series of special events and screenings will be taking place across the UK – an opportunity to connect the dots between then and now, and to reflect on film’s relationship with social change.
Uprising! The Spirit of 68 is a radical season focused on the political upheavals, riots and cinema of 1968, joining the dots between then and now. Some brilliant, rarely screened new titles have been added to the menu including the subversive Japanese queer odyssey Funeral Parade of Roses and shocking doc Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.
What kind of support is available?
1. Expression of Interest - tell us your exciting idea on our simple form and we will work with ideas that meet the brief and share our target audience aims. This could be a series of screenings in unusual places, an event with live music and other related activities and beyond
2. Programme support- chose titles from our list (or pick your own!) and request funds to help cover screening costs, marketing and speaker fees
Any ideas or questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Uprising runs from May to September 2018, and is produced by the BFI Film Audience Network with support from the National Lottery.