Re: Circles and St Jude

From: Danni Zuvela (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 08 2008 - 12:48:38 PST

Hi Freya

Happily there's recently been some extensive research into the history of
alternative film and video distribution in the UK by Julia Knight and Peter
Thomas. Check it out:

Book will be too late for you but there are papers aplenty here - good luck
writing yours


On Jan 9, 2008 3:41 AM, Freya <email suppressed> wrote:

> I'm presently working on my dissertation which I now
> have less than a week to write! Yay! ;)
> While reasearching I have frequently come across
> referances to "circles". The group is mentioned a few
> times in the David Curtis book "A history of..." and
> I've just opened the Peter Gidal book "Materialist
> Film" for the first time and seen a referance there
> too.
> From what I can tell neither book seems to have any
> details about the group and so far I havn't managed to
> find any information. Does anyone here know more,
> either suggested books where I might read about the
> group or even personal experiences of anyone who knew
> anything about the group, or even failing that if
> anyone who knows of someone who might have been
> involved who I could contact briefly to chat about it?
> Perhaps if anyone even knows how I could contact Lis
> Rhodes who was apparently a founder according to the
> Lux website?
> Any information would be welcome. I know virtually
> nothing about the group, including even if it is still
> going or if not what happened to it. It's intresting
> because I knew quite a bit about the film co-op and
> even a tiny bit about the free cinema movement but I'd
> not even heard about circles till it was mentioned in
> these books.
> I've come across some amazing and wonderful books in
> my reasearch and will be telling you more about them
> soon when I have a bit of a moment (er now is not a
> good time!) ;) but if I had one big criticism of the
> David Curtis book (which I'm loving actually!) it's
> that it seems to stress the importance of circles a
> few times but then doesn't really tell us anything
> about it or its history.
> Also if it's not being too greedy, if anyone wants to
> tell me more about London Video Arts, I'd love to hear
> about it. I know a little but would love to know more!
> That's less important tho, although I guess it might
> also be useful but I'm mostly just really, really
> curious about it. ;)
> Hope someone can help in any way. I might just not be
> looking in the right places!
> love
> Freya
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