Lindsay Anderson was the presiding figure behind the influential film magazine Sequence (1947-1952), whose non-conformist spirit anticipated the Free Cinema movement that followed a few years later. It has long been the wish of the Foundation to make this important magazine accessible online, and we have made a start by posting on this site issues 2-6.
This is where we will post any news or events relating to Lindsay Anderson such as film screenings, new productions of plays he directed, new books, work by people who were friends and colleagues of Anderson, and events and work influenced by Anderson. If you have any Anderson-related news you would like to share with our readers then please contact us at: info[at]lindsayanderson.com
The Foundation notes with great sorrow the passing of two people who were very important in Lindsay Anderson’s life. It was Lois Smith who first encouraged Lindsay to make films. She was the producer of his first documentary, Meet the Pioneers, in 1948. She was also responsible for the establishment of the Lindsay Anderson Foundation. In 1963 David Storey’s screenplay of his novel, This Sporting Life, marked the beginning of a long, distinguished partnership with Lindsay, which saw them go on to work together on ten plays. The following links will take you to appreciations of them in the Guardian: Lois Smith (1919 – 2016); David Storey (1933 – 2017).
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Luke Fowler, Turner Prize Nominee 2012, cites Lindsay Anderson as an important influence on the development of his artistic practice in an interview with Frieze magazine.
Friday, 7 December 2012
We are please to announce the arrival of a new book on Lindsay Anderson. Lindsay Anderson: Cinema Authorship has just been published by Manchester University Press. This book was one of the outputs of a three-year research project at the University of Stirling, where the Lindsay Anderson Archive Collection is held.
– November 2012