We are pleased to be working with ASU to host the US Premiere of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay. The film premiered in the U.K. in 2018 to sell out crowds and is now coming to Bill Jay’s own Arizona State University. The film begins promptly at 7:00 PM on February 11, 2019, and is followed by a panel discussion on Bill Jay with the film’s researcher, art director, co-producer and co-director Grant Scott, former students, colleagues, and family members.
Monday 11th February 2011 Harkins Theatres Valley Art 509 South Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281
We are starting off 2019 with news of a free screening of the film as part of the Tyne Valley Film Festival in the North East of England. The screening will take place on Sunday 31st March at the Forum Cinema, Hexham. The film is being screened to help support the Hexham & District Photographic Society, something that we can imagine Bill agreeing with! We will post more details when we have them.
It has been a fantastic year for the film that has been shown at a small number of very well supported screenings. We would like to thank everybody who has helped those screenings come to fruition, and helped us bring Bill back into the photographic conversation. Here are just a few images from some of those screenings.
Scottish Premiere of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay
Edinburgh Napier University
Wednesday 26th September 2018
At Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart Campus
5.45pm – Drinks Reception
6.45pm – Welcome
7.00pm – Film Screening
8.45pm – Question and Answer
Edinburgh Napier University is delighted to host the Scottish Premiere of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with film Co-producer and Director Grant Scott alongside Malcolm Dickson, Director of Street Level Photoworks, Ben Harman, Director of Stills Gallery, Edinburgh Napier Honorary Fellow, Robin Gillanders, and Annie Lyden of The National Galleries of Scotland.
We are pleased to announce that the first US screening of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay will be at the 2018 SPE Joint West and Southwest Chapter Conference in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico.
There will be a film screening and discussion on the Saturday, from 1:40 – 4:00PM featuring those who knew Bill and the makers of the film.
We are currently organising screenings for the film in the UK and North America all of which will be announced here as soon as they are confirmed. The film will then be entered for competitions and festivals internationally throughout 2019. It will then be available on a streaming platform to rent and download. It may be available on DVD on demand but this will not be the case until 2020 at least. If you have any further questions concerning seeing the film or collaborating on a screening please email us through this website.