1968 wasn’t just a seismic year politically – it also produced its fair share of brilliant films, many of them reflecting the tumult of the times. This summer there’s an opportunity to explore the social and cinematic legacy of this unique period, and to join the dots between then and now.

The Uprising: Spirit of 68 season ran from May to September 2018, and was underpinned by:

    • A selection of late 60s restorations previously unavailable in the UK
    • New releases which resonate with the theme
    • A wider menu of titles available for direct booking
    • An online programme showcasing Uprising activity across the UK, supported by a range of marketing assets and a press push linked to BFI Southbank’s May 68 season and the release of Redoubtable

Season Highlights from around the UK

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Belfast Film Festival artists film + live scores

Belfast Film Festival celebrated radical creativity with an evening of unearthed artists films from 1968 + live scores from Robocobra Quartet, Documenta, and Isobel Anderson + HIVE choir

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Centrala present Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop and Politics

On the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, Centrala, presentedWayne Burrows’ Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop and Politics, exploring popular music from former Eastern Bloc Communist states + films + exhibition in Birmingham

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Preston Uprising presented by they Eat Culture

They Eat Culture presented a series of workshops, films, shorts and activist talks in Preston including screening of Sympathy for the Devil, Jean-Luc Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers.

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