Possibly an interesting period piece, the NFT is showing Primitive London – a 1965 docu-film that mixes real and staged footage of 60s London to demonstrate the decay of society at its swinging height.
Directed by Arnold Miller, it was intended to shock, but now lives on as a slightly quirky period piece. Enjoy interviews with Mods, rockers, beatniks and a couple of obscure bands, mixed with less-pleasant footage of a baby’s birth, a re-enactment of the Jack the Ripper murders, fat men in a sauna, wife-swapping parties and much more along the same lines.
Unavailable on either VHS or DVD, you can catch it on Monday 18th September at London’s NFT, with an introduction by producer Stanley Long.
Find out more at the NFT website