Director: Ian Breakwell

UK 1973 - 2007 | Colour

Avaliable on: DVD

The third release in the BFI's British Artists' Films DVD series features Ian Breakwell (1943-2005), an artist who worked in many different mediums, with the moving image a constant part of his art-making. Over 30 years of Ian's filmmaking is surveyed. Included are his earliest to-camera readings from his written Diaries, Excerpts From The Diary, the film Repertory, his hilarious parody of broadcast television The News and the episodes Growth and The Walking Man from Annalogue's Channel Four Television series Ian Breakwell's Continuous Diary. Also included are two works that reflect his love of the alternative theatre traditions of variety, spectacle and illusion - Auditorium, and his brilliant response to a residency at the BFI National Archive, Variety.