Do boys cry? What do women laugh about together? Can anger be expressed without violence? And what was Michael Powell thinking when he made Peeping Tom? These are some of the questions about emotion, identity and political life that Potter explores in this four-part television documentary, with spot-on contributions from Paul Boateng, Hanif Kureishi, Juliet Mitchell and Barbara Windsor (among others), and a dazzling array of clips.—British Film Institute
Sally Potter (b. 19 September 1949 in London) is an English film director and screenwriter.
Having left school at sixteen to become a filmmaker, Sally Potter joined the London Film-Makers’ Co-op and started making experimental short films. She later trained as a dancer and choreographer at the London School of Contemporary Dance, before founding Limited Dance Company with Jacky Lansley.
Potter went on to become an award winning performance artist and theatre director, with shows including MOUNTING, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN and BERLIN. In addition, she was a member of several music bands (including FIG and The Film Music Orchestra) working as a lyricist and singer. She collaborated (as a singer-songwriter) with composer Lindsay Cooper on the song cycle OH MOSCOW which was performed throughout Europe, Russia and North America. Her music work continued later when she co-composed with David Motion the soundtrack to ORLANDO, and produced the score for THE TANGO LESSON. Her most… read more