Phantoscope – Peter Whitehead

Phantoscope, Triskel Christchurch Cinema’s quarterly experimental film programme, presents an evening entirely dedicated to legendary maverick documentary maker Peter Whitehead. One of the most provocative and distinctive voices in British cinema, Whitehead is best remembered as a unique chronicler of ‘60s Swinging London and, in his monumental The Fall (1969), New York.

He was a filmmaker whose work, in the words of Richard Roud, attempted “to come to grips with today, both in terms of its content as well as of its form”. He captured the arrival of Ginsberg and the counterculture in England in Wholly Communion (1965), made the first documentary on the Rolling Stones, and was responsible for what many still consider the definitive film on Swinging London, Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London (1967).

These screenings are Phantoscope’s tribute to Whitehead who passed away last June. We are delighted that Alissa Clarke, co-curator of the Peter Whitehead Archive at De Montfort University, will join us for a discussion of Whitehead’s work at the event.

Standard Ticket Prices Apply for each screening.
Double Bill Ticket (both screenings) available to purchase only at Box Office: €15/€13