- Sat 3 Dec 2016
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry
- All welcome
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
A short selection of Len Lye’s films showcasing the flair and skill of a filmmaker abandoning the conventions of camera-made cinema
While New Zealand born Lye worked in a number of cinematic fields, it is Lye’s particular achievement in this experimental mode – direct filmmaking – that puts him in a class of his own.
Hand-painting and scratching on to film, Lye pioneered the ‘direct’ animation method, producing the cinematic masterpieces of A Colour Box (1935) and Free Radicals (1958). Alongside these well-known works, A Man Without a Camera showcases Lye’s thrilling work in the films Colour Flight, Color Cry, Particles in Space and Tal Farlow. A short documentary piece accompanies the programme, showing Lye at work in his film studio.