Thursday, February 25, 2016

Book Feature: Reel Rebels: The London Film-Makers' Co-Operative 1966 to 1996 by Joy I. Payne

Inside the Book:

Title: Reel Rebels 
Author: Joy I. Payne 
Publisher: Authorhouse 
Pages: 294 
Genre: Performing Art 
Format: Ebook

The London FilmMakers' Cooperative was founded in 1966 by a group of artists who sought to explore the possibilities of the moving image whilst maintaining autonomy over the production, distribution, and exhibition of their work. Although their films were not overtly political, artists nevertheless expressed their political attitudes by creating nonnarrative films, thereby rejecting conventional narrative structures associated with mainstream, commercial cinema, which they perceived as supporting the dominant ideology in society. A return to narrative in the 1980s coincided with the introduction of British Art Cinema and the art-house films of Derek Jarman, Peter Greenaway, and Sally Potter, all of whom made experimental films in the early days of the London Co-op.
Reel Rebels is available for order at

Meet the Author:

Joyce Isabella Payne was born in South Africa and grew up in Rhodesia. She has lived in England since 1979 and now lives in Dorking. She studied with the open university for some years, during which time she was awarded BA and MA degrees as well as a PhD in history in 2010. She was curator of the Stanley Picker Art Gallery in Kingston from 1981 until 2008, after which she worked part-time at the gallery until retirement in 2010.


Joy is giving away a $25 Gift Card!

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  • This giveaway begins February 22 and ends on March 4.
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