Please join Birds Eye View for a very special screening of Yoko Ono’s ‘Bottoms’ at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 3rd May, followed by a panel discussion…
Yoko Ono’s Film No. 4 (known as ‘Bottoms’) was famously banned by the Royal Albert Hall and UK film censors in 1967. Fifty years later, with Ms. Ono’s permission, the venue will screen the film in its entirety for the first time, as part of the venue’s counterculture season Summer of Love: Revisited.
The screening in the Halls’ Elgar Room will be followed by an expert panel discussion in response to the film and the censorship of artists during the counterculture movement, hosted by Mia Bays, the Oscar-winning producer and director of Birds Eye View.
The panel discussion will also feature Dr. Devorah Baum, lecturer in English Lit & Critical Theory at the University of Southampton and co-director of documentary feature film The New Man, and Suzanne Keyte, archivist at the Hall.
This essential event takes place on Wednesday 3rd May at 7.30pm (entry from 7pm via Door 12). Ticket information and booking link here.
“I’m very pleased that my film ‘Bottoms’ is finally being shown at the Royal Albert Hall, 50 years after it was banned. As I said at the time in 1967, ‘These bottoms belonged to people who represented the London scene. And I hope that in 50 years or so, they will see that the ’60s was not only the age of achievements, but of laughter.'” Love, Yoko