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Central Bazaar (BFI) in May

The BFI have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Central Bazaar on 25th May 2009 priced at £19.99 RRP. Director, artist and advocate of independent film, Stephen Dwoskin gathered a group of strangers together for five weeks in 1974 and filmed them as they explored their fantasies within a single room. The results of this experiment are seen in this film that explores the relationship between intimacy and performance. Men and women don make-up, stockings and ceremonial gowns while emotional and physical interactions form and rupture, pushing some participants to their very limits.

Features include:

  • 1.33:1
  • Dolby Digital Mono (320kbps)
  • New high definition transfer created from new film elements
  • Laboured Party (1974, 20 mins), Dwoskin’s on-set companion piece to Central Bazaar. An unsuspecting Labour Party canvasser calls at the house and falls under the provocative and playful influence of the feature film’s participants
  • Illustrated booklet with contributions from Jonas Mekas, Paul Willemen and William Fowler

As well as the DVD release, the BFI is offering a rare opportunity to see the distinctive work of Stephen Dwoskin at BFI Southbank in An Intimate Cinema: The Films of Stephen Dwoskin – a season of films, workshops and a special in conversation event all taking place from 1 – 31 May.

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