Location BFI Southbank,
Director Penny Lane,
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Penny Lane’s films combine archive, found-materials and sound recordings to pose questions around authorship and authenticity throughout history. This screening offers a rare opportunity to see Lane’s short form work; distinctive, entertaining and provocative in equal measure. The event will include an extended Q&A with Penny covering her work and creative practice.
We Are The Littletons | Penny Lane | 2004 | USA | 10’ Men Seeking Women | Penny Lane | 2007 | USA | 4’ She Used to See Him Most Weekends | Penny Lane | 2007 | USA | 4’ How to Write an Autobiography | Penny Lane | 2010 | USA | 4’ The Voyagers | Penny Lane | 2010 | USA | 17’ The Silent Majority | Penny Lane & Brian L. Frye | 2011 | USA | 4’ Normal Appearances | Penny Lane | 2018 | USA | 5’ Nellie Bly Makes the News | Penny Lane | 2018 | USA | 23’
Part of Penny Lane: In Focus
Penny Lane has been making innovative nonfiction films for over a decade, including three features – The Pain of Others, NUTS! and Our Nixon – and about a dozen short films. She has recently been honoured with a Vanguard Award by the San Francisco Documentary Festival, a Breakthrough Award by Chicken & Egg, and a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. And yes, Penny Lane is her real name.