Reformzirkus 127mins, 1970 First broadcast on the West German station WDRIII on April 3 1970, Reformzirkus is a television round-table discussion on society and film featuring the director Alexander Kluge. It follows a season of Kluge's work that was also broadcast on WDRIII and begins with a moderated conversation between him, the Munich-based film critic Siegfried Schober and the journalist and trade union consultant Dieter Schmidt. In particular Kluge articulates his position as a filmmaker in response to the challenges posed to the practice by the protest movement of the early 1960s. Some time into the discussion the programme's editor passes a note to the presenter, an action that enrages Kluge for what seems to be its attempt at manipulating the conversation. Instigating the immediate collapse of the formal situation, the ensuing argument and its aftermath incorporates and includes the editor himself, the camera and lighting crew in the television studio. Their unedited exchanges with Kluge were broadcast in full and expose relationships not only between society and 'film', but the politics and practicalities of television and cultural activism at a particular point in time. The programme is presented here in full as an interactive screening, during which the audience is invited to write directly onto the projected image and the surrounding walls in a collective attempt to map and record the arguments being constructed on screen.