Nick Broomfield: The Early Works

08/05/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 08/05/2006
  |  610 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set collection of maverick documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield's pioneering early films, including early student work while he was at the National Film and Television School. 'Who Cares' (1970) is short black and white film providing a snapshot glimpse of Liverpool street life. 'Proud to be British' (1973) is Broomfield's student film exploring attitudes to wealth and privilege in the university area. 'Behind the Rent Strike' (1974) is his graduation film looking at the human stories behind the strike headlines. 'Juvenile Liaison' (1975) and the later 'Juvenile Liaison II' (1990) are two controversial pieces looking at a local police force's handling of young offenders. 'Tattoed Tears' (1978) is a scathing fly-on-the-wall investigation of a Californian juvenile correctional facility. 'History Reel' is Broomfield's personal overview of his long and varied career, and includes clips and commentaries from his thirty years of documentary filmmaking. 'Driving Me Crazy' (1988) is a lighthearted look behind the scenes of the production of a major Broadway musical. Finally, 'Monster in a Box' (1991) is a documentary profile of performance artist Spaulding Gray and his riotous one-man show, even as he struggles with writer's block.

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