Flipside presents Joanna at the BFI

by Modculture 15 July, 2009


Make a note of 23rd July 2009 if you're in the capital – that's the date for the screening of 1968 cult classic Joanna at the BFI Southbank.

Joanna – doe-eyed and Twiggy-esque in her groovy gear, descends on the Big Black Smoke to take an education in free love, shoplifting, and art at the Royal College, her exploits soundtracked by a great Scott Walker song. Her main life tutors: driven, hollow-cheeked artist Hendrik; dapper, criminally handsome Gordon; Beryl, his devil-may-care sister, and rich, jet-setting charmer Lord Peter, played by Donald Sutherland. Dreamy, strange and inventive, this vibrant 1960s flight-of-fancy comes courtesy of one-time pop star, Mike Sarne. Joanna revels in the delights of swinging London – but dares to ask what happens when the endless party finally begins to draw to a close.

Introduced by Vic Pratt and Will Fowler, it will also feature director Mike Sarne for a Q & A session following the screening. Tickets are on sale now, the screening starts at 8:20pm.

Find out more and get tickets at the BFI website