BFI/LUX – 50 years of the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative


Experimenta – A monthly slot dedicated to experimental cinema.


2016 marks the 50th anniversary of experimental film centre the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative (LFMC, now LUX), which was founded on Charing Cross Road in 1966. To celebrate, throughout 2016 the BFI’s monthly Experimenta strand invites the original programmers of the LFMC Cinema to revisit their programming and reflect on the critical works, artists and debates of their time.

March: Interrupting Light

Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative continues with a special collection of film performances curated by Annabel Nicolson. Some of the most radical work of the Film Co-op in the 1970s was in the area of Expanded Cinema. The dynamics of image, light and space were explored within the projection situation, and the filmmaker was often an integral part of the performance. This programme includes lesser-known projection pieces, performances and works with light, reappraised by the artists.

Find out about the BFI’s LFMC poster exhibition

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