Sounds of London: Taken by Storm - The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis (15*) + ScreenTalk

6.30pm / UK premiere / + ScreenTalk with Roddy Bogawa and Orian Williams

16 October 2015
Cinema 1

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You may not be familiar with the name Storm Thorgerson, but you most certainly have seen his work. Described by writer Douglas Adams as Ďthe best album designer in the worldí, Stormís career spanned five decades as he and his studio Hipgnosis created some of the most iconic album covers ever made.

Gracing the covers of albums by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, and Paul McCartney and Wings, Thorgersonís designs became synonymous with rock music and pop culture.

Featuring interviews with Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Peter Gabriel and more, this fascinating documentary gives a glimpse into Thorgersonís creative processes and career before his death in 2013.

We are delighted to be joined by director Roddy Bogawa and producer Orian Williams at the screening of this UK premiere, along with ex-Hipgnosis member Aubrey (Po) Powell and Peter Curzon of Storm Studios, hosted by author and music journalist ZoŽ Howe.

US/UK 2013 Dir Roddy Bogawa 84 min

Presented by Doc ín Roll Films

Part of Britain on Film, this event is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network funded by the National Lottery. 

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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