A milestone for truth and movies:
Leading voice in film journalism marks its 50th issue

Little White Lies launched in 2005 as a magazine that sought to immerse readers in the world of movies. Through a distinct combination of bold design, eye-catching illustration and intelligent writing that aimed for a more friendly, discursive tone, the magazine has managed to flourish over eight exciting years.

In its first issue, Little White Lies announced the arrival of a new generation of filmmakers who were pushing the boundaries of cinema. Fast forward - to celebrate its 50th issue, Little White Lies pulls the magazine format apart once again to study the DNA of the movies that inspired this new generation. Under the guidance of editor David Jenkins and new Creative Director Timba Smits, Little White Lies invited directors, actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, critics and others who are redefining the movie world to each choose a film — and a specific frame from that film — for each year of the past five decades.

Contributors include directors like Rian Johnson, Lukas Moodysson, Mia Hansen-Løve, Andrew Bujalski and Ti West, alongside critics and broadcasters such as Mark Cousins, Danny Leigh and Catherine Bray and Col Needam, founder of, who together offer a unique look back at the past 50 years in movie-making. In keeping with the magazine’s award-winning design, 50 artists from around the world were commissioned to illustrate an iconic scene from each of the chosen films including illustrators like Owen Davey,  Karolin Schnoor, Joe Wilson and Paul X. Johnson together with studios iLoveDust and Muti.

Project Fifty celebrates not only Little White Lies’ mission to delve deep into what it is that we all love about movies, but also the craft of magazine making.

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Special edition magazine — 50 writers. 50 artists. 50 years. 50 movies.
 “Project Fifty” art exhibition at 71a Gallery, November 21 - November 24
Old Street Pop-up shop and gallery, November 27 - December 3
Weekender at ICA London, December 6 - December 8
and announcing a book collaboration with Faber and Faber

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