William Raban’s 72-82, a one-hour film about the early years of Acme Studios, will be screened on Friday 11 September at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle as the culmination of an event discussing the future of temporary artists’ studios in the city. As part of The NewBridge Project’s 5th Birthday, 2 Day Conversation is aimed at artists, arts organisations, artist-led initiatives, local authorities, funding bodies, developers, universities, researchers and architects. The event looks at “the recent boom in repurposing empty buildings for creative ‘meanwhile’ use” and will explore “the various models; the vibrant artist ecology that grows from these creative hubs; the necessary social, cultural and political conditions and what comes next”.
Acme Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey will be at the 6.20pm screening of 72-82 for a question-and-answer session regarding Acme’s development from managing short-life housing in the 1970s to today being England’s leading affordable artists’ studio developer and provider which is now entirely self-sustaining without the need for public funding. The public screening of 72-82 at the Tyneside Cinema, an independent cinema located in central Newcastle, is the result of an initiative by the Independent Cinema Office around creating an ongoing programme of artists' moving image where none previously existed.
Since it was launched at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2014, 72-82 has been shown at numerous festivals and universities, both in the UK and abroad. This screening is supported by Independent Cinema Office as part of the ICO Artists' Moving Image Network, funded by Arts Council England.
More information about buying a DVD or arranging a screening of 72-82 can be found here: lux.org.uk/shop/products/dvds/william-raban-72-82
More information about The NewBridge Project’s 2 Day Conversation can be found here: thenewbridgeproject.com/2-day-conversation-do-we-need-to-grow-up/
More information on the screening of 72-82 on Friday 11 September can be found here: www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on/diary?date=2015-09-11
More information on the Independent Cinema Office’s promotion of artists’ moving image can be found here: