O Dreamland! Lindsay Anderson’s Dark British Cinema – BFI, London, May 2024

A major retrospective of the work of Lindsay Anderson throughout the month of May. All of Anderson’s feature films, shorts and documentaries will be screened. The season also includes special events, discussions and new work by the artist Stephen Sutcliffe.


Lindsay Anderson Centenary screenings, Macrobert Arts Centre

If…. (Lindsay Anderson, 1968) and Q&A with David Wood, OBE, 17 April, 7.30pm (Tickets)

The Old Crowd (Lindsay Anderson, 1979) and Casting Through… (Stephen Sutcliffe, 2017), 26 April, 7.30pm (Tickets)

The University of Stirling Archives presents two special screenings with special guests which will examine various aspects of Anderson’s films and his archive. 

Never Apologise: An Exhibition from the Lindsay Anderson Archive

Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, 23 January to 30 April 2023

A new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Lindsay Anderson on the centenary of his birth, providing new perspectives and insights on Anderson and his archive.

Sequence Online

Lindsay Anderson was the presiding figure behind the influential film magazine Sequence (1947-1952), whose non-conformist spirit anticipated the Free Cinema movement that followed a few years later. It has long been the wish of the Foundation to make this important magazine accessible online, and we have made a start by posting on this site issues 2-6.

 Thursday, 25 May 2017

In Memoriam - Lois Smith and David Storey

The Foundation notes with great sorrow the passing of two people who were very important in Lindsay Anderson’s life. It was Lois Smith  who first encouraged Lindsay to make films. She was the producer of his first documentary, Meet the Pioneers, in 1948. She was also responsible for the establishment of the Lindsay Anderson Foundation. In 1963 David Storey’s screenplay of his novel, This Sporting Life, marked the beginning of a long, distinguished partnership with Lindsay, which saw them go on to work together on ten plays. The following links will take you to appreciations of them in the Guardian: Lois Smith (1919 – 2016)David Storey (1933 – 2017).

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Turner Prize nominee cites Anderson as influence

Luke Fowler, Turner Prize Nominee 2012, cites Lindsay Anderson as an important influence on the development of his artistic practice in an interview with Frieze magazine.

Friday, 7 December 2012