Draft report of London Regional Group’s AGM, late Junuary 1964; falling attendance noted; discussion concerning the future of MONTAGE, the Group’s magazine; new election of officers; followed by screening of Fellini’s IL BIDONE.

Data gathered from VIEWING SESSION ENDELL STREET, 21st March 1964. Seven films are given average mark out of 10, and voted for/against recommendation to voter’s film society; brief analysis at bottom of sheet

Data and comments gathered from VIEWING SESSIONs at ENDELL STREET, (no chronology) 18th July 1964 (18 films viewed) handwritten data attached, 20th June 1964 (16 films) handwritten data attached, 8th June 1963 (6 films) , 12th October 1963 (5 films), 16th November 1963 (12 films) , 14th December 1963 (11 films) , 22nd February 1964 (9 films); inconsistent / evolving gleaning methods are used (“further modification still required for the stupid”).

Notes of comments and suggestions, taken in discussion at viewing session of 20th June 1964.

Handwritten data, presumedly from viewing session (after 18th June, since “Works of Calder” is present, yet noted as absent in N156NT/1965/Cinema 65/007); 33 films are listed from highest to lowest scoring.

Letter from John Collins to Philip Crick, Esq, organising “Guildford projector” for Gryphon Films screening; various travel options added by hand in green ink; inquiring after progress with BONHEUR.

Circular from Philip Crick declaring a meeting at BETTERBOOKZ paperback dept, on October 14th, of those who are directly concerned with the magazine associated with CINEMA 65; submissions still welcome; annotation, inquiring after progress with Le Bonheur.

Announcement: June 24th screening of 4 films by Kenneth Anger for MEMBERS ONLY; notification of plans and meeting on future policy [“a step towards the FILM STUDY CENTRE” written in margin; outlines of costs and conditions of membership

Duplicate of N156NT/1965/Cinema 65/018, with form still intact

Announcement: Four programmes: 1. Four films by Kenneth Anger; 2 & 3. September 2nd and 7th: more than 20 films by Norman McLaren; 4. September 30th, films by members of the Gryphon Group. MEMBERS ONLY; meeting, August 25th, for those interested in writing / production of film magazine; films by members, call for submissions

“A probably incomplete filmography” of Norman McLaren; accompanying screenings mentioned in N156NT/1965/Cinema 65/020

Announcement: “Additional Programme” September 18th, films by Richard Preston; September 30th, Gryphon Programme; MEMBERS ONLY; Session of members’ films brought forward to September 19th; submission of articles for magazine by September 30th; magazine meeting October 14th

Announcement: “Programme Six”: William Burroughs will be present for two screenings of Towers Open Fire (Anthony Balch on Burroughs) October 12th; and as part of larger programme. MEMBERS ONLY  

Announcement: “Programme Seven: Work in Progress” October 30 and 31st, screening of work by members; reading by John Rowan of “Little Giants of Cinema”; ensuing conversation intended for feature in forthcoming magazine (“provisionally entitled THE NOISY RECTANGLE”)

Announcement: Acknowledgment of continued uncertainty around Cinema 65’s continuation following Better Books sale to Collins; December 1st, films by Eduardo Paolozzi; December 14th, two films by Kenneth Anger; annotation “Please let me know if any snag re: projector Thanks”

N156NT/1965/Cinema 65/025

Announcement: February 14th, animated films of Borowczyck, Lenica, Kuri; February 28th, films by Jonas & Adolfas Mekas and Richard Leacock

Announcement: 15th March, screening of “the unmentionable, the unspeakable, the unnameable – films by members”; 30th March, “Derek Hill on the short situation – short films of quality which have not yet found a distributor”

Announcement: “meetings” on May 4th (Kenneth Anger presenting five of his films) and May 25th (Bob Cobbing presenting recent “and not so recent” short films). Tickets for members and members’ guests ONLY.

Announcement (“change of plan”): May 25th and June 2nd (Jean Genet’s Un Chant D’Amour UK première, amongst other films); May 26th “visit” of Morton Feldman to “speak on the American scene – painting music films and other happenings”; subscriptions now due.

Announcement: September 24th, screening of films by Andrew Mayer: “1 x 1”, “Match Girl” and “An early clue to the new direction”. Handwritten note added: “Sorry about short notice can you (& the projector manage this? Bob”)

Announcement: Cinema 65s merge with the “newly formed London film-makers co-operative”; members’ rights; the forthcoming SPONTANEOUS FESTIVAL OF UNDERGROUND FILMS; membership cards availability; new telephone number