1 January 2007
Contemporary Films, now in its 58th year as a thriving independent company, has re-launched its website.
It has acquired rights in five classic Andy Warhol films, among them Flesh and Trash.
Also new to the library is the Andrzej Wajda trilogy (which includes the seminal Ashes and Diamonds), Jean Renoir's Boudu Saved from Drowning and Satyajit Ray's final film The Stranger.
They also have previously unseen footage of Laurence Olivier, Mike Oldfield and Donovan.
A documentary and fictional archive providing material to programme makers, and a film distribution library, releasing and reissuing films theatrically. The company offers footage from a wide range of subjects. It has material on China, USSR, Cuba, Nazi Germany and South Africa under Apartheid. The archive also covers areas like the McCarthy witch hunts in ‘50’s America, the civil rights movement of the 60’s, hippie culture, feminism, gender politics, and anti-nuclear campaigns. Footage is also offered from classic films like Jean Renoir’s La Regle du Jeu and Luis Bunuel’s collaboration with Salvador Dali, Un Chien Andalou.
No charge for initial research by the Company. Viewing usually on VHS, otherwise on film. Charges on request.