Peter Watkins Edvard Munch 1973
Peter Watkins
Edvard Munch 1973

Peter Watkins (born 1935) is an award-winning pioneer of the docudrama, typified by his combined use of fictional and documentary elements to dissect historical events. His work has been crucial to a critical understanding of mass media. Edvard Munch (1974), a highly regarded biopic considered by Watkins the most personal film he has ever made, dramatises three decades of the life of Munch and provides a raw and haunting portrait of the creative process as embedded within the spirit and the social relations of the time. In honour of this landmark film, Tate Modern presents a survey of Watkins’s acclaimed work on the occasion of the exhibition, Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye.

The Media Crisis: A Perspective by Peter Watkins

A new article about Peter Watkins by Jonty Claypole, Head of Arts Television Production at the BBC, is available in the September 2012 issue of Frieze magazine.

Tate Film is supported by Maja Hoffmann / LUMA Foundation

Events in this series

Friday 14 September 2012, 18.00
Saturday 15 September 2012, 19.00
Sunday 16 September 2012, 14.0017.30
Sunday 23 September 2012, 14.0017.30
Sunday 7 October 2012, 14.0017.30
Sunday 14 October 2012, 14.0017.30
Saturday 22 September 2012, 19.00
Friday 28 September 2012, 18.00
Friday 28 September 2012, 20.00
Saturday 29 September 2012, 16.00
Sunday 30 September 2012, 12.00
Saturday 6 October 2012, 19.00