THURSDAY 22 AUGUST
To celebrate the exhibition The New Photography – Life in the 60s and 70s we’re screening Blow-Up, a film that made a big impression on the exhibition’s photographers when it was released in 1960s New Zealand. This iconic psychological mystery features David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave in swinging-sixties London, taking viewers on a journey through the lens into voyeurism and paranoia.
Blow-Up was awarded the ultimate prize at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival and made a splash with audiences around the world, photographers and non-photographers alike. The controversial film juxtaposed the edgy photography of the street with the staid environment of the studio, becoming iconic for the way it explores photography as a way of documenting, experiencing, and questioning life itself.
Film run time: 111 minutes
Rated M: Suitable for mature audiences aged 16 years and over.