The Dismantling Of The British Film Institute

“In international circles the BFI is now mentioned not as an enviable model but as an awful example of political vandalism. Variety magazine talks of the ‘tipping point’ at which the institute will cease to exist. In recent weeks the institute has announced that it can no longer support its publication division; its great library, the recipient of hundreds of valuable donations, from Derek Jarman to Richard Attenborough, is being offered to any university that will house it; and most recently the film archive itself has been declared in grave danger through lack of resources.”