David Hockney documentary to show at A Little Film Club opening

A fan of David Hockney? Like watching films from an alternative perspective? If so A Little Film Club may be for you. At the end of January, Little Joe magazine will be hosting a screening of the 1970s David Hockney documentary, A Bigger Splash.

David Hockney in A Bigger Splash

Recently started, Little Joe magazine is a small publication with a dedicated following, they describe themselves as “a magazine about queers and cinema, mostly.”

And now they are looking to expand their tight-knit community by starting an season of unique films. First up is A Bigger Splash, a film which offers the audience a unique insight into the artist David Hockney’s world during the height of his popularity in the 1970s.

Jack Hazan gained intimate access to Hockney’s life and circle of friends from 1971 – 1973. The film was ground breaking at the time because, instead of using the usual documentary style, he adopted a “structured reality” format that was unheard of at the time.

After this initial screening, A Little Film Club is set to become an monthly event. The venue will alternate between The Cinema Museum in Kennington and The Rip Cinema in Dalston.

Film London Chief Executive, Adrian Wootton said: “Film London is delighted to support Little Joe’s screening programme via the new Community Pilot Fund. The fund is set up to allow us to support new and innovative community-based projects that will extend the cultural film offer to audiences across the capital.”

Little Joe’s choice of film for the club opening will be of little surprise to those in the know. David Hockney has been in the public consciousness a lot recently, thanks to his new work revitalising our interest in the artist.

After the screening of A Bigger Splash, you could take some time to head to The Royal Academy of Arts, where Hockney’s latest landscape art is in a brand new exhibition, that will run from 21st January through to the 9th April 2012.

In the mean time, A Bigger Splash will show at the Cinema Museum on Tuesday 31 January 2012.

More information about A Little Film Club here.

Watch the trailer below

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