Free Cinema

Simon Hoggart recalls Free Cinema, a series of six programmes of short documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre between 1956 and 1959.

Their informal style, energy and focus on the real lives of working-class people paved the way for the emergence of the British New Wave cinema and the many great realist films that have followed.

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Simon Hoggart recalls Free Cinema, a series of six programmes of short documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre between 1956 and 1959.

Their informal style, energy and focus on the real lives of working-class people paved the way for the emergence of the British New Wave cinema and the many great realist films that have followed.

2008061720081019

Simon Hoggart recalls Free Cinema, a series of six programmes of short documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre between 1956 and 1959.

Their informal style, energy and focus on the real lives of working-class people paved the way for the emergence of the British New Wave cinema and the many great realist films that have followed.Simon Hoggart recalls Free Cinema, a series of six programmes of short documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre between 1956 and 1959. Their informal style, energy and focus on the real lives of working-class people paved the way for the emergence of the British New Wave cinema and the many great realist films that have followed.

20081019

Simon Hoggart recalls Free Cinema, a series of six short documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre between 1956 and 1959. Their informal style, energy and focus on the real lives of working-class people paved the way for the emergence of British New Wave cinema and the many great realist films that have followed.