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Films // Coming up // Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) (15)
30 September

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) (15)

Dir. Anton Corbijn | 2023 | 101 mins 

Anton Corbijn's first feature documentary, "SQUARING THE CIRCLE: The Story of Hipgnosis," explores the extraordinary journey of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey "Po" Powell, the brilliant minds behind the renowned album art design studio, Hipgnosis. Through their visionary creations, Hipgnosis revolutionized the concept of album covers and became synonymous with iconic imagery.

Originating in the vibrant atmosphere of 1960s Cambridge, Hipgnosis ascended to rock royalty during the flourishing 1970s. Storm and Po conjured visual spectacles that defied imagination, propelling fringe music genres into the mainstream. Unlike record companies at the time, they had the creative freedom to shape the LP covers for legendary acts like Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin, and Paul McCartney.

"SQUARING THE CIRCLE" features exclusive interviews with influential artists including Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Noel Gallagher, and many other notable figures. Through their firsthand accounts, the documentary offers an intimate exploration of the maddest, funniest, and most creative era in popular music.

Anton Corbijn's documentary captures the essence of Hipgnosis and its profound impact on the intersection of music and visual art. "SQUARING THE CIRCLE" invites audiences to witness the genius, passion, and captivating stories behind the album covers that have become indelible symbols of musical history

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) (15)

Saturday 30th September, 8.00pm

Tickets: £7.50/£6/£5.50

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.




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