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With unprecedented access, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne Westwood’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time.

 

The film blends archive content and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in post-war Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. Westwood has openly denounced the new documentary about her saying that the film does not at all focus on her activism but instead is “made up of archive fashion footage.” Even so, the documentary remains an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Central London

Picturehouse Central
Corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly, London W1D 7DH
Tuesday 3 Apr 8.45pm, Wednesday 4 Apr 4.10pm, Thursday Apr 5 4.45pm

Curzon Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AW
Wednesday 4 Apr 8.40pm, Thursday 5 Apr 4.30pm

Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2UW
Tuesday 17 Apr 6.30 pm & 8.15pm

Curzon Mayfair
38 Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7TY
Tuesday 3 Apr 4.30 pm, Wednesday 4 Apr 1.00pm, Thursday 5 Apr 9.10pm

ICA Cinema
The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH
Tuesday 3 Apr 9.10pm, Wednesday 4 Apr 9.05pm, Thursday 5 Apr 8.55pm

East London

Rich Mix Cinema
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Tuesday 3 Apr 7pm, Wednesday 4 Apr 7pm, Thursday 5 Apr 7pm

Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St, London E8 1HE
Tuesday 3 Apr 2.35pm & 7pm, Wednesday 4 Apr 2.35pm & 7pm, Thursday 5 Apr 2.35pm & 7pm

North London

Tricycle Cinema
269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR
Saturday 7 Apr 8.15pm, Sunday 8 Apr 3.45pm, Monday 9 Apr 8.30pm

Lexi Cinema
194B Chamberlayne Rd, Kensal Green, London NW10 3JU
Thursday 5 Apr 8.45pm

South London

Olympic Studios
117-123 Church Rd, Barnes, London SW13 9HL
Thursday 12 Apr 6pm

Kino Bermondsey
10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN
Friday 13 Apr TBC

Ritzy Cinema
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, Brixton SW2 1JG
Tuesday 3 Apr 6.40pm

 

Feature image via Dogwoof

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