Issue 23 of Transition Gallery’s excellent Garageland magazine is dedicated to Living British Cinema, and I’m delighted to have been invited to contribute a short article on David Hare’s 1985 feature film Wetherby.
Regular readers may remember that I recently had the privilege of introducing a screening of Wetherby as part of the London Review Bookshop’s excellent LRB Screen film series, programmed by Gareth Evans. (The screenings – in fact all London Review Bookshop’s events – continue in an online form during lockdown, FYI.)
I’m particularly thrilled that my article is illustrated with a painting of a scene from the film by Cathy Lomax, from her Film Diary series.
I’d love you to read it.
The issue is guest edited by Lucy Bolton, and features a really wonderful and timely essay by film historian Pamela Hutchinson on (the sadly, now, late) Barbara Windsor and avian imagery in Sparrows Can’t Sing (Joan Littlewood, 1963), as well as contributions from artists including Matthew Richardson, Rosemary Cronin, Katherine Tulloh, Harry Cartwright, Paul Housley, Cathy Lomax, Jennifer Campbell, Alex Michon, Rose Bradshaw, Stephen Harwood, Paul Murphy, Davina Quinlivan and more. See full contents page below.
Lucy Bolton writes:
Diversity and inspiration are evident all across the pages of this rich and rousing issue. Contributors have chosen films that speak to them, for a variety of reasons, and been given the opportunity to engage with them here and now, in these very specific times.
You can buy Garageland direct from Transition Gallery’s website, and there’s also a special offer on back issues right now. Here’s the contents page: