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BL CK B X: ALL YOU NEED’S AN EXCUSE LONDON COMMUNITY VIDEO ARCHIVE
Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2019
An exhibition with The London Community Video Archive (LCVA), an organisation set up in 2016 to preserve, archive and share community videos made in the 1970s/80s in London and the South East. LUX has invited the LCVA to present videos from the archive selected by local community groups and campaigns. For community video projects, creating spaces where videos can be screened and the audience are able to share and reflect on their experiences is as integral to the process as making the video. The videos on show have been chosen by community and campaign groups local to LUX for their continuing relevance. Alongside the screenings and events programme, the library at LUX will function as a space to view other videos and ephemera from the archive.

RON PECK : NIGHTHAWKS
Mar 1, 2020
Nighthawks was Britain’s first explicitly gay film made within the gay community. This quietly revolutionary film gives us one of cinema’s first complex, fully realised gay protagonists.
 
The screening of this rare film will be followed by a conversation between Director Ron Peck and artist Ian Giles.
 
Nighthawks is set in a post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS London. In the evenings Jim, an out geography teacher hits the bars, where the dance floor becomes a space of lusty liberation, dispiriting ritual and social connections. Peck made Nighthawks with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, advertising for roles in newspaper classifieds. Jim’s worlds collide when he’s confronted by his students. When asked if he is “bent” Jim gives the schoolboys a resounding lesson in tolerance that still reverberates today.

RON PECK : NIGHTHAWKS SCREENING AND TALK
Mar 01, 2020 2:00pm talk/event
A rare screening of 'Nighthawks' followed by Q&A with Ron Peck and Ian Giles. Nighthawks was Britain’s first explicitly gay film made within the gay community. This quietly revolutionary film gives us one of cinema’s first complex, fully realised gay protagonists.
 
The screening of this rare film will be followed by a conversation between Director Ron Peck and artist Ian Giles.
 
Nighthawks is set in a post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS London. In the evenings Jim, an out geography teacher hits the bars, where the dance floor becomes a space of lusty liberation, dispiriting ritual and social connections. Peck made Nighthawks with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, advertising for roles in newspaper classifieds. Jim’s worlds collide when he’s confronted by his students. When asked if he is “bent” Jim gives the schoolboys a resounding lesson in tolerance that still reverberates today.
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Waterlow Park, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19
 
Tickets 3, Booking via Eventbrite
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nighthawks-ron-peck-tickets-92042462483

Click to enlargeTANOA SASRAKU : O' PIERROT
Mar 7 - Apr 18, 2020
Private view Sat Mar 7 2pm - 4pm
LUX presents a solo exhibition by London-based artist Tanoa Sasraku, featuring a moving image work O’ Pierrot, as part of our exhibition series. Employing the narrative of Pierrot the Clown, and the aesthetic of Kenneth Anger’s pioneering avant-garde, queer film Rabbit’s Moon, O’ Pierrot explores the quest for British identity from a lesbian, mixed-race, British perspective. O’ Pierrot emerges from Sasraku’s four months at Academy Costumes, in South-East London, as part of The New Flesh Artists’ Residency. Through the design and fabrication of her own costumes, set, and props, Sasraku engages in a re-telling of Rabbit’s Moon by Kenneth Anger. Costume drives the narrative of Sasraku’s silent fairy tale as the black, British grind enters the realm of the surreal.
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Apr 19 - May 1, 2020

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