Peter Whitehead's Tale of Two Cities: London and New York in the 1960s - Deluxe Blu-ray Boxset [read more]
Spirit of the times
Arguably Britain's most provocative and idiosyncratic filmmaker, Peter Whitehead's pioneering and intensely creative body of work has shocked, entertained and infuriated audiences in equal measure over the last fifty years. His films are both of their time and intensely relevant to the present day, with their focus on celebrity, music, counterculturalism and political unrest still chiming strongly with a modern audience.
A fiercely personal documentarian, he created two films which, more than any others captured the zeitgeist of both Britain and America as they convulsed in the throes of two very different cultural revolutions during the late 1960s. This six-disc set contains brand-new High Definition remasters of both Tonite Let's Make Love in London and The Fall.
As part of an ongoing collaboration between Network Distributing, DMU and CATHI, the Peter Whitehead Archive has uncovered a host rare and unseen footage from the maverick filmmaker's collection. Included in a vast selection of special features will be extended interviews with Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Bobby Kennedy and Gloria Steinem as well as unseen footage of Pink Floyd in the recording studio and the demonstration and occupation of Columbia University in 1968. Watch the trailer for Tonite at the link above to get a glimpse of how pristine the restoration is.
To mark this release and commemorate Peter Whitehead's work, The Fall and Tonite Let's All Make Love in London screen at the ICA, London and Cultureplex, Manchester this coming week:
Saturday 9th November 6:45pm: ICA
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London - with Q&A Panel
Wednesday 13th November: ICA
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London - 5:00pm
The Fall - 8:20pm
Saturday 16th November: Cultureplex, Manchester
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London - 6:00pm
The Fall - 8:00pm