With its intimate, self-reflexive conceit, the iconic video for The Human League smash-hit ‘Don’t You Want Me’ emerged as a vanguard example of a new type of filmmaking in 1981. Drawing on a post-punk energy that had yet to be subsumed, it and a handful of other music videos channelled dynamic creative modes while still serving their intended promotional function. Might this video be considered ‘experimental’? Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring ‘Don’t You Want Me’ director-and-producer siblings Steve and Siobhan Barron, Professor Emily Caston, University of West London, and artist filmmaker and educator Matthew Noel-Tod, chaired by BFI programmer William Fowler.
|Type||Screening and talk|
|Media of output||Panel discussion|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2018|
- The Human League
- experimental film
- British Film Institute