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Pop Goes the Easel

UK, 1962 (MIFF 1964)

Director: Ken Russell

Monitor cameras spend a day — from dawn until midnight — with four young artists who between them have won critical acclaim, exhibition prizes and Art Council awards. Each of them has sought inspiration in the world of pop singers, pin-ups, spacemen, wrestling and the Twist.

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