Nightcleaners is a documentary film about the campaign to unionise the women who cleaned office blocks at night and who were being victimised and underpaid by their employers. The film was was made by members of the Berwick Street Film Collective Marc Karlin, Mary Kelly, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan. It’s an intensely self-reflexive film, which implicates both the filmmakers and the audience in the processes of precarious, invisible labour. It is increasingly recognised as a key work of the 1970s and as an important precursor, in both subject matter and form, to current political art practice.
Courtesy of Berwick Street Film Collective: Humphry Trevelyan, Mary Kelly, James Scott, Marc Karlin and LUX, London. UK 1972-75. 90 min.
£4, £3 (St Helens Library Card), £2 (concessions). Tickets for this event can be purchased online here and from any St Helens library. Buy a season ticket to attend 3 screenings for the price of 2.
Photo © LUX, London
Chester Lane Library has an accessible toilet, ramp and parking.
Part of Take Over Festival 2018.