LRB Films & Interviews

Short films, long films and interviews drawn from the pages of the LRB.

Kenneth Clark at the National Gallery

Nicholas Penny, 23 April 2024

16 May 2017 · 07mins

Nicholas Penny, former director of the National Gallery, explains how Kenneth Clark transformed the National Gallery as director from 1934 to 1945, with a look at the Myra Hess concerts and Clark's wide-ranging acquisitions.

Fritz Lang’s Use of Sound

Michael Wood, 23 April 2024

5 April 2017 · 09mins

Michael Wood looks at how Fritz Lang uses sound in his first two sound films, M (1931) and The Testament of Dr Mabuse (1933).

Walking the Last London

Iain Sinclair, 23 April 2024

28 March 2017 · 14mins

Iain Sinclair gives a tour around the area near his home in Hackney, London.

From Tocqueville to Trump

David Runciman, 23 April 2024

22 December 2016 · 16mins

David Runciman reflects on Trump, Brexit and threats to democracy, with some help from Alexis de Tocqueville.

25 July 2016 · 02mins

Follow the creation of an edition of the London Review of Books, from editorial floor to your front door.

What is a week-end?

Rosemary Hill, 23 April 2024

19 July 2016 · 02mins

Rosemary Hill answers the Dowager Duchess’s question from Downton Abbey.

Seydou Keïta: The Theatre of Aspiration

Jeremy Harding, 23 April 2024

14 July 2016 · 02mins

Jeremy Harding examines the work of Malian portrait photographer Seydou Keïta and the lively collaboration between himself and his sitters in the years before Mail’s independence.

On the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Seymour M. Hersh and Christian Lorentzen, 23 April 2024

13 May 2016 · 43mins

Seymour Hersh talks to Christian Lorentzen about his piece for the LRB on the killing of Osama bin Laden and how the work of an investigative reporter has changed.