For this remarkable experimental film, the provocative avant-garde legend Stephen Dwoskin gathered together a group of strangers and filmed them as they explored their fantasies over a period of five days: a project that now sounds a little like TV's Big Brother. The ceremonial gowns and make-up here not only evoke the eroticism of European horror movies but also highlight the film's interplay between performance and intimacy.
Jonas Mekas called it 'theatre of life'
- New high definition transfer created from new film elements
- DVD-9/ Dolby Digital mono audio (320 kbps)
- Laboured Party
(20 minutes, 1974): Dwoskin's 'on-set' companion piece to Central Bazaar
. An unsuspecting Labour Party canvasser calls at the house and falls under the provocative and playful influence of the feature films participants.
- Fully illustrated booklet including original essays by Will Fowler (BFI curator) and Jonas Mekas (legendary Avant-garde filmmaker), reviews and biography.