B.S. Johnson 1933-1973
Poem (1971)
This arresting experimental film explores one of writer and film-maker BS Johnsons recurring obsessions - that the older you get, the less you have to say and the more difficulty you have in saying it. William Hoyland stars as a nameless protagonist who speaks to the camera in a fabricated language and, though the course of the film, transforms from young and verbose, to old and inarticulate.