Lunchtime Talk: I Assure You We’re Open: 40 years of 20th Century Flicks

Lunchtime Talk: I Assure You We’re Open: 40 years of 20th Century Flicks

Reframing Film

Talk

Please note: This event took place in July 2022

20th Century Flicks is Bristol’s last remaining video rental store. Since opening its doors in 1982, it has set up camp in Redland and Clifton, and currently resides on the Christmas Steps.

Flicks is now home to 21,000 movies, 2 private hire cinemas, 4 workers, and a fish. But what does it mean to create a film archive? What is the importance of physical media in the 21st Century? And what is Dave’s favourite film, and why is it Paper Moon?

Join 20th Century Flicks’ Dave Taylor and Daisy Steinhardt in conversation with one another as they try to figure out the answer to the eternal question: just how has 20th Century Flicks lasted so long?