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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 83m 15s

BBFCInsight infrequent strong and moderate bad language

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Tim Newton,Bob and Roberta Smith

Cast includes John Voce, Julia Rayner, Cornelia Parker, John Smith, Haroon Mirza, Jeremy Deller, Jessica Voorsanger, Janette Parris, John Rogers, Victor Mount, Lesley Butterworth, Shelley Asquith, Julia Farrington, Roger Clarke, Stephen Deuchar, Pavel Buchler, Matk Hudson, Richard Wentworth, Maureen Duffy, Ian Bourn

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/07/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ART PARTY is part documentary, part political fantasy. The film is centred on the November 2013 Art Party conference, a gathering of over two hundred artists in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, with a view to 'better advocating the arts to government'.


There is a single use of strong language ('f**king') and a single use of moderate bad language ('wanker'). The film also contains some milder bad language, including uses of 'bloody', 'Christ', 'damn' and 'piss'. Additionally, there is a single use of disguised strong language during the opening titles, when a band is credited as 'THE FU**S', the missing letters having been blacked out.

Additional issues include brief female breast nudity as a topless woman dances, and a scene in which a man walks into the sea, never to be seen again.


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